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The Invergordon Archive

Picture House
The Invergordon Archive
Picture House

This is outside the Picture House, Invergordon. Left to Right: Elaina Maliki, Morris Scott, ? , and Jeanette Geddes. The year is not known, but it might be the '60s.
Picture added on 29 January 2006
Probably late 1964 or early 1965 - see picture #806 for more detail. Morris was a big music fan I seem to remember and used to go to the dances at Strathpeffer. I believe he had been a polio victim and went everywhere in his chair, brave lad. I hope he is still getting on with life.
Added by Bill Geddes on 30 January 2006
Is this the Janette Geddes who lived in Gordon Terrace? I think she is in the Dundee area now.
Added by anon on 31 January 2006
Yes, it is Jeanette Geddes, she did live in Gordon Terrace. She was in school with me.
Added by John Urquhart on 04 February 2006
Yes it is me, Elena Malicki with Morris, Judy Mackenzie and Jeanette.
Added by Elena Grindley nee Malicki on 10 April 2006
Judy, don't worry about it! I have spoken to my sister (Jeanette) and she too cannot remember this shot being taken. Maybe you all had a pleasant afternoon in the Caley Bar. Cheers!
Added by Bill Geddes on 05 May 2006
I also have no recollection of this photo being taken. Can confirm it is me, Judy Mckenzie.
Added by Judith Garvey on 05 May 2006
Elena, it has been lovely for me to come across 'Invergordon Image Library' just 'the other day' and to see pictures of my old friends such as yourself. I'm having a great time taking so many trips down Memory Lane, since coming across this a few days ago!
Added by Heather Anderson (nee Booth) on 12 January 2007
Hi Folks, I've seen this photo but couldn't find the bit to make comments. I was down in Worthing visiting Bill and he put me right. I have no recollection of these two photos being taken, Yes it's definitely Judy who was very pretty Hope you’re all doing well.
Added by Jeanette Bremner nee Geddes on 07 July 2010
Regarding the picture house. How many remember when they played the National Anthem that the place would be empty before it got to God save, and the rest of it would be played to empty chairs. Everyone left by both of the side entrances,
Added by Harry O'Neill on 17 October 2011
Hi Harry. Yes, you had to be quick or be trampled in the rush. Sometimes meant missing the last few minutes of the picture to get out safely.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 18 October 2011
Of course if you turned up early you would find the arms of your seat a bit damp...this was due to the staff spraying DDT over the seating before the first house (in those days the films were run twice and you could sit through the 2 screenings if you wanted to). The DDT was to kill off the fleas which were one of the hazards of attending, then there was the thick fug from nearly all the adults (and some kids) smoking their heads off all evening. Oh happy days!
Added by Bill Geddes on 19 October 2011
I thought that they ended up playing the Queen before the film started or am I thinking of some other cinema?
Added by Doug Will on 22 October 2011
It was after the film Doug, before would be too much to tolerate.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 23 October 2011
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