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The Invergordon Archive

Fancy dress
The Invergordon Archive
Fancy dress

This is from the Town Gala of 1950. In those days we had a Gala week which involved many events, one of them being the crowning of the Gala Queen and a Fancy Dress parade.
The judges are sitting on the trailer of a lorry. The woman 2nd from the left is Mrs Anderson who I believe owned the House of Rosskeen at the back of the town.
The man in the middle is Provost Ross and the man on the right is Town Clerk Mr MacFarlane.

I (Billy Geddes) am the Groom, 2nd left, and my "Bride" is Joan Dryden. I hesitate to name the others but think the "Maiden" on the left might be Anne James. Joan and I won "Best Dressed Couple".
Picture added on 04 February 2006
You are right Billy - from the right: Anne James "Queen of Sheba" and "The Queen of Hearts" is Shona Macdonald. 2nd and 3rd right at the front are Jeanette Graham and her sister Lyn. The girl next to them with the bonnet looks like Sheila Mackinnon.
Added by Anne James now Anne Bridges on 05 February 2006
Yes, Billy, next to Anne James is my sister Janette Ross nee Graham and my youngest sister Lynn Graham who tragically was killed while horse riding in 1961 aged 15 years.
Added by Rosalie Samaroo nee Graham on 21 February 2006
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