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The Invergordon Archive

Town Crier of Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
Town Crier of Invergordon

Walter Ross was the Town Crier in Invergordon during World War II
Picture added on 12 May 2004
Trapper Ross was around in my childhood. He was the town's pest control man. I think he had a sideline of providing rabbits for the table. Very useful in the days of meat rationing.
Added by Bill Geddes on 24 December 2004
Think you may be mistaken. This is Walter Ross who worked in the Dock Yard - nothing to do with Pest Control or providing rabbits for the table. Maybe you are mistaking him with his father who I believe was called Trapper Ross.
Anonymous comment added on 17 August 2007
Could you please remove the Name Trapper Ross from this picture it is inaccurate and causes offence to living relatives. The name is Walter Ross... see comment 17th August 2007

(Caption changed as requested - Site Admin.)
Anonymous comment added on 28 June 2009
I can remember Sandy the Trapper (sure name was Ross) - he stayed on High Street just past the SAI houses next to the foot of Munro Street. Perhaps this could be where the seeming mix up has unfortunately occured.
Added by Duncan Murray on 30 June 2009
Duncan, I thought "Trapper" was Walter Ross and that he lived in the top end of King Street near where Donaldson's the fishmonger was. Maybe someone "out there" will put us all right!!
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 04 July 2009
Walter Ross lived on Shore Road opposite the harbour. His brother was Sandy Ross who lived on the High Street. Their father, David Ross, was a Trapper.
Anonymous comment added on 05 July 2009
Rosalie, you may well be correct, I can’t recall the Walter Ross you mention...the Trapper I’m meaning, I am sure, was related to Davie Mathews and resided just where I mentioned - perhaps we have more than one Trapper?
Added by Duncan Murray on 05 July 2009
Hi Rosalie, I understood that Harold (Trapper) Ross lived in the flat on the corner of King Street. He was a widower, I think, with four or five children. Walter, I thought, lived in the house between the SAI houses and Mrs A W Ross's house. I think it might now be divided into two houses.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 06 July 2009
So it was Sandy that lived on the High Street; a nice man and there were the two sisters I used to see there, one was David Matthews’ mother I think.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 06 July 2009
Hi, my father was Harold Ross. He had 5 children, and as far as I know was known as Trapper, as was his father Walter (Shore Road). Can't say if that is a photo of him, because I only remember him as an old man!! Sandy and his sister Nell lived on the High Street.
Added by Helen Call nee Ross on 30 October 2010
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