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Invergordon Library
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Invergordon Library

This building in the High Street was the addition built to the Higher Grade Department of the original Invergordon Academy. The building behind is Park School gym which replaced the Higher Grade Dept. building (see picture #169).
Picture added on 05 July 2004
The end classroom here was where "Lofty" MacMillan (my favourite teacher) took English. I remember sitting in this room in 1956(?) listening to American trucks bombing up and down the High Street as they unloaded masses of material during some Cold War crisis.
Added by Bill Geddes on 24 December 2004
Hi Bill, I believe the Lofty you refer to was Lofty Macfarlane? - his wife was "Titch"? - who taught in the end room of the other annex. She was a twin of Dr Auchterlonie's wife who also had twins...Lofty was not a favourite of mine though, as he was too handy with his hands, a slap across the face, a cuff on the back of the head, which would not be allowed today....
Added by Harry O'neill on 28 December 2004
Yep. You're right, Harry, it was MacFarlane. I realised this as I was lying in bed the other morning. His wife (Tich) was a wee bit snooty but also very serious about her job. I guess I liked Lofty as he used to praise my work - not something that happened with other teachers. I remember Lofty had very hairy backs to his hands and I found this a bit creepy but the joke's on me as I have them now!
Added by Bill Geddes on 30 December 2004
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