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The Invergordon Archive

Old Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
Old Invergordon

Two happy youngsters in the harbour area. The cottages in the background thankfully still survive as does the building to the right which is now occupied by J.P. Knights. The date is a guess but the vintage of the lorry behind the two children may help.
Picture added on 12 February 2005
This a picture of Reay & Margaret Ross of Pretoria House, Shore Road - daughters of Alistair & Emma. Alistair was manager of the Picture House and Emma became Registrar in 1963. The date would be around 1956 judging from our ages at the time.

(Margaret, thanks for providing the info for this lovely old photo - the date has been corrected as suggested - Site Administrator)
Added by Margaret Macleod on 07 April 2005
The cottages in the background are part of Ferry Row, so this picture is taken on the south-side of shore road.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 09 April 2005
I used to live in the cottage on the right of the picture which belonged to Willy Munro, Contractor and Farmer. We stayed in it because my brother Colin Macdonald (double Decker) drove the tractor for him at Ryves Farm, Delny, and he cycled the seven or so miles back and fore six days a week and sometimes seven.
Added by Daniel Macdonald on 07 May 2005
Hi Wendy. It must have been nice to see the picture and relate to the building where your mum and dad lived. As you know your dad is a great friend of my husband John.
I work in the building now owned by J P Knight. It is good to see you are on this great web site. It is very interesting. It would be nice to know more about this building and who all lived in it.
Added by Florence Urquhart on 07 October 2005
My father's family stayed in Ferry House, which was located just along from where the picture of the girls was taken. We also stayed in the flat above McGruther & Marshall building (now J P Knight) when my dad moved his family from Glasgow back to Invergordon in 1969.
Added by Wendy Clist (nee Ross) on 07 October 2005
Wendy, would that be Poppy Ross and Skipper? - lived next to the airforce building? on Shore Rd...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 08 October 2005
Wendy, I knew your dad and Poppy very well. Poppy was my mother's best friend and she frequented our home many times. Skipper on the other hand was always around the piers and boats. Always a friendly chap, kindly pass on my regards to him from my mother my sister and I...I hear from Alistair Mclellan and he has mentioned your dad to me, regards
Added by Harry O'Neill on 10 October 2005
Hi Florence, I love this site! I love looking at all the old photographs and reminiscing about Invergordon when I was a child. It has really changed over the years - not too sure for the better or not? I had a great childhood there and I still miss it, it will always be home! You can take the girl out of Scotland but you can't take Scotland out of the girl, or Invergordon!! Hope you and your family are well. I hear Julie has married and living in Glasgow now. How time passes.
Added by Wendy Clist(nee Ross) on 10 October 2005
Harry, they are the very people!! My dad married again last November to a very nice lady called Joan, who originally lived in Kildary but who now lives at the first house on the High Street as you come into Invergordon from Alness. They are the first house next to what was the Haven. How do you know my dad? Probably a silly question really, as every body seems to know him!
Added by Wendy Clist(nee Ross) on 10 October 2005
I also lived in the flat upstairs from McGruther & Marshall. I think we moved from there to the High Street when I was about 4 (1960 or 61). What I remember about the flat or the steps as we called it, (because of the green steps leading up to it), was at that time there was no electricity, and having tilley lamps for light. I think it was updated after we left. My granny lived in Ferry house across from the flat. I remember the brass knocker and door knob on the front door which was polished to perfection. I think that house was used by the Red Cross before it was demolished, but not too sure about that.
Added by Margaret Sinclair (Anderson) on 10 October 2005
Harry, was Skipper's real name Hamish Ross?
Added by Gordon Will on 26 February 2010
Gordon. yes you are correct, Skipper is Hamish Ross, he is back in Invergordon now, just a fine fellow.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 27 February 2010
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