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The Invergordon Archive

Fund Raising
The Invergordon Archive
Fund Raising

Red Cross Daffodil sale in Invergordon High Street, March 1962
Picture added on 12 May 2004
Glad to see my aunt, Barbara Clark nee Andrews (on the left), as she worked hard for the Red Cross for very many years. They must be outside Clarks shoe shop, with Billy Clark standing in the doorway. As a child, I remember the shoe shop was the old style, with two high counters (or was I just small?), the shoe boxes piled high behind, everything dark wood and the smell of leather as you went in. The shop later moved to a modern place on the other side of the High Street, and after it closed, my grandfather kept dozens of boxes of shoes at home (along with his supply of old TVs waiting to be fixed!). I still have a pair of court shoes from that time.
Added by Caroline Robb on 05 August 2004
The lady on the right is Mrs Proudfoot, who lived in the High Street.
Added by Jessie Robb & Lilian Boon, nee Andrews on 15 August 2004
The lady in the foreground is Brenda Mckenzie of Kildonan, Seabank Road. Her husband worked for the S.A.I.. John Mckenzie, who was a pal of Bill Clark, they used to go on long walks up the Black Ditch with our dog Spot the spaniel. Bill and John took refreshment ie hip flasks with them. Brenda was a member of the Red Cross with Barbara Clarke. They all used to attend the country dancing in the Joss Street hall and other venues. My friend Elena and I used to call into Bill’s shop on the way home from school and bill would let us try on any pair we wanted even though it was very unlikely we were going to make a purchase. We did buy our first pair of high heels with our potato picking money; they must have been about 2" high.
There used to be an other picture of the daffodil sale on this site - it had my cousin on there, but I cannot find it on the site now. Regards to all in Invergordon.
Added by Judith Garvey nee Mckenzie on 23 September 2010
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