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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Level Crossing
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Level Crossing

Warning sign for the level crossing at the western end of the town. The rail crossing can be seen in picture #288
Picture added on 12 May 2004
Comments:
The line here branched off from the main line to go along Shore Road and into the docks. There were steam cranes based at the docks and I can remember seeing them running on this line in the early fifties.
Added by Bill Geddes on 24 December 2004
The property in the background is "Seaview". I believe the "Fountain" is located in front now after being removed from the centre of the High St at King St. where it was demolished numerous times by an inebriated driver known as Jimmy Davidson who owned the Mains farm.
Added by Harry O'neill on 28 December 2004
Jimmy Davidson! My God - a name from the past and always associated with drink and the dreadful state of the Mains Farm. I used to go tattie howking every year but I can never remember getting any work at the Mains - he probably never got round to planting!
Added by Bill Geddes on 30 December 2004
The house to the left of "Seaview" was my parents' house 4 High Street. My parents Jim Mackenzie (butcher) and Jean Mackenzie (Jean Macdonald) lived in "Seaview".
Added by Norman Mackenzie on 13 March 2005
On a Saturday evening, it was not unusual to see Jimmy Davidson pushing his bike down towards the town centre with a hundredweight bag of tatties on the cross bar. This would be sold to some householder in order to provide the means for an evening of socialising.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 19 September 2005
Seasons Greetings Harry & Norman (and to anyone else who checks in over the holiday). I must make a special effort in the New Year to offer new pictures for this site as things have gone a bit quiet and perhaps needs new images to stir things up!
Added by anon on 24 December 2005
Harry, on that site was a large scaffolding type frame with lights...These lights had the letters AN for I presume Alness, which was an RAF base. Although the flying boats were moored off Invergordon. I believe it was used as a illuminated navigational sign for planes when landing on the firth. Lots of interesting junk there, I spent many hours in the AN and on the beach playing with my pals.
Added by Norman Mackenzie on 24 December 2005
Norman, wasn't there a lane between your house and Seaview that led down to the AN ? ..your sister was Sheena who went to school with my sister. ..your sister contacted me and I hopefuly have put her in contact with my sister. Do you know what AN stood for? All I know is that it was some sort of navigational set-up for aviation during the war?..it was taken over by us kids as a playground afterwards..
Added by Harry O'Neill on 24 December 2005
To Anon, thanks for greetings, same in return. Yes I agree maybe a new series of images is needed, however could be quieter now due to the season....I would like to see something maybe from the town archives, surely there must be something there..
Added by Harry O'Neill on 27 December 2005
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