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The Invergordon Archive

The Andrews family
The Invergordon Archive
The Andrews family

This is the Andrews family who lived at Ness Cottage, Clyde Street from the 1930s until 1986. Jim Andrews originally came from Kent and arrived to work at the dockyard, where he met and married Elizabeth Anderson. The girl on the left is Barbara, who appears in a number of the Red Cross pictures as Barbara Clark; the girl in the middle is Lilian, who now lives in London; the boy on Lizzie's knee is Jimmy the footballer, and the girl on Jim's knee is Jessie, known as Jet.
Date - around 1927.
Children born after the photo were Gordon and Eileen.
Picture added on 22 May 2005
Jimmy the footballer - which team(s) did he play for?
Did Gordon play football professionally too?
Added by anon on 16 October 2005
I think Jimmy played for Derby County and possibly other English FA teams. When I first came to London he was manager at QPR who were in the old Division 3 at the time. I remember having a chat with him in his office at the ground circa 1964. I asked him if he could get me tickets for that year's England v Scotland game (he couldn't). I don't know when he left QPR but I have remained a fan and still go occasionally to matches at Loftus Road which is very near my house.
Added by Billy Geddes on 19 October 2005
Hello anon and Billy, my cousin Neil has some of the lowdown on Gordon and Jimmy (see pic 677 - I think you've seen it already, Billy!). Jimmy also played for West Ham (120 appearances in the 50s). He coached for Tommy Docherty at Chelsea, and various other clubs including Millwall, Spurs, Coventry, and, my favourite, Luton Town (in the days when Eric Morcambe used to parade up and down the screen carrying a Luton Town banner, which never failed to make us cheer). Not wanting to sound defensive, or maybe just a bit, rumour has it that Jimmy stopped getting people tickets when one very hard-to-get ticket was sold on by one of his good friends!
Added by Caroline Robb on 17 January 2006
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