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The Invergordon Archive

High Street Looking West, Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
High Street Looking West, Invergordon

A postcard giving a view of the High Street from the corner of the cross-roads outside what is now Noreen's and Kelly's.
Opposite can be seen S.C.W.S. selling hardware. Next to that is J.G. Legge's Central Stores, an unidentified shop, the Playhouse, and the Post Office.
Perhaps these details will help to identify when the picture was taken as the date is a guess.
Picture added on 19 September 2004
The unidentidied shop is Legge's the Chemist.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 13 May 2005
Hello Keith. Yes, Legge the Chemist owned the lighter part of the buiding from the SCWS to the picture house lane. The shop nearest the SCWS was occasionally a general store which Mrs Legge ran, and the other shop was the chemist part. The entrance to the house was between the two shops.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 14 August 2005
Legge's the chemist?

Added by Keith Varnham on 14 August 2005
Hi Eddie/Keith. Confirmation - yes - Legge the chemist, then the picture house (Town Hall), then Post office, then lane and, in my day, house owned by Willie Munro (garage) occupied by Andrew Ross (Mechanic) who had a son Roy and daughter Annabel(?); after that the Rhu Hotel run by Mrs Tutton & daughter Lillian.
Added by John ( Jock ) Mitchell on 31 August 2005
Hi there, I remember all these names. Are you the same John who took over Strachan's shop, and are you still in Invergordon? - I now live in Houston Texas.

Added by Eddie Trotter on 01 September 2005
Hi Eddie, yes same John; I now live in Wester Arboll near Portmahomack. I particularly remember you as a very good swimmer when all we all had great fun at the old swimming pool.
Added by John ( Jock ) Mitchell on 02 September 2005
Hi John. I just found this web site and was reliving old memories. I was only a young girl and remember Strachan's so clearly. My grandmother Isabelle Geddes lived in the street behind Strachan's. Her daughter was Ella (sadly now deceased). My Grandmother passed on in 1972 and is buried with her husband in Invergordon. I am living in Australia and hope one day to return.
Added by Maria on 26 March 2006
Hi Annella, sorry about the wrong name. I didn't realise you moved in 1965. I remember Gordon MacKenzie the electrician living there but there must have been someone else in between .
Added by John Mitchell on 01 June 2006
Hi John, you are absolutely correct about the shops and houses in the picture. The only thing you didn't get right was my name! Andrew Ross was my Dad and we lived in the house at 57 High Street (then called 'Varadero'), next door to the Rhu hotel. We lived in the house until the spring of 1965.
Added by Annella Flynn (Ross) on 01 June 2006
I am pretty sure that a fellow school pupil of mine - Elizabeth Pople - lived in No. 57. Her familly would have occupied it around the mid/late 1960s. John Ross (brother of Ditchburn) occupies this house now. His daughter ran a kids' clothes shop at the front of the house for a while in the 1990s. I remember John's wife Marie ran a gents barber shop next to the Caley Bar in King Street in the early 1960s.
Added by Kenny on 03 June 2006
Hi Kenny, yes you were right about the Pople family living there. The house originally belonged I believe to Munro's garage. Then I think it was Gordon Mackenzie and then John and Mairi Ross. I was in school with your sister Joan - how is she these days? Please give her my best wishes. I did not make the Academy re-union but hoping some photos might find their way on to a site somewhere.
Added by Liz Askew on 09 June 2008
Hi Liz, I will pass on your wishes to Joan. I bump into your brother Graeme regularly (every 10 years or so!!). Thanks for the reply - hope you are well.
Added by Kenny (aka kmmc55) on 11 June 2008
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