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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Academy
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Academy

The old Invergordon Academy and Cromlet and in the foreground the Town Park which gives the present Primary School its name.
Picture added on 12 May 2004
Comments:
This park was where we played football, got many a kick in the ankles here, sometimes by accident and other-times deliberate. The cry was "if you can't get the ball, get the man"...the ball was kicked over the fence sometimes and onto the railway tracks, someone would always retrieve it and on with the game....
Added by Harry on 02 April 2005
Bill, yes remember these buildings, also remember drill hall, used to go there and listen to the pipe band practising, it burned down in early 50s....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 04 April 2005
Hi Harry. Do you remember on the South side of the school playing field there were a few single storey (concrete prefabricated) buildings left over from the war? One of them was used as the school kitchen/canteen but the biggest was used by Polish soldiers to make handcrafted items they could sell. I can remember going in there after school to chat to them. They were always friendly and welcoming - I guess they missed their families and were happy to have contact with local people.
Added by Bill Geddes on 04 April 2005
You can't see it in the picture but on the right hand side of the bridge there was a signal pole. It was my job when I worked at the railway station to climb up it and change the lamp (oil in them days) and when I got to the top, the kids from the infants school would pelt me with gravel....could only laugh as I did the same thing myself at their age..
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 May 2005
Harry, if you look carefully, you can see the signals pole. Boy did it sway in the wind sometimes, right across the railway line.
Added by Doug Will on 29 May 2006
This was the field where Billie Macpherson, Ian Dingwall, and myself learnt our football skills. Hi everyone.
Added by Nigel Borthwick on 11 May 2014
During the war the field in the foregound was an RAF camp mostly wooden huts but down by the road there were some concrete buildings. After the camp was removed the concrete buildings - at least one - was occupied by a family couple. The field was also used for parades (fancy dress etc.). To the right of the chimney is the Bonded Warehouse which housed all the bonded stores.
Added by Doug Will on 12 May 2014
Hi Doug, I believe for a while the last concrete building became the teachers staff room.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 13 May 2014
At the very right of this picture can be seen what looks like the flagpole which stood outside the Naval Officers' Clubhouse. I believe it is the Golf Club house now?
Added by Bill Geddes on 21 August 2014
Bill ... I am sure the flagpole in view is the one that stood outside the old Cromlet building which housed part of the Primary School post war and through the 50/60s. There are a couple of posts recently regarding a photo taken there (picture #753). I can remember the flagpole in the mid/late 50s when I was in that building. The officers club which housed the Golf Club was 2 doors further along next door to the manse. This was demolished I would say late 70s early 80s and a house built on the site (the golf club is now actually at the golf course).
Anonymous comment added on 22 August 2014
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