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The Invergordon Archive

Birthday Party
The Invergordon Archive
Birthday Party

This is probably a 1946/7 (?) Birthday Party. The boy with the ball is Donald Sutherland. The boy second left in 2nd row is Justin Calder, then Sheila Woodburn (?), next Audrey Geddes, Jackie Mitchel, Who?, Eileen Andrews (?).
In front is Munro Hill, Billy Geddes, Billy Sutherland and George Sutherland.
Picture added on 04 February 2006
The girl standing to the left of Justin Calder in the back row is Catherine Mackenzie. The girl standing to the right of Justin Calder is definitely not Sheena Woodburn. Sheena was my best friend - she is only one year older than us, Billy. The girl standing to the right of Eileen Andrews at the end of the 2nd row is Mary Macloed.
Added by Anne James now Anne Bridges on 05 February 2006
The girl standing to the right of Justin Calder is Shirley Mackenzie.
Added by Eileen MacLeod (Andrews) on 23 June 2006
The boy front right is not me as I left home to join the RAF in 1947. Must be another Geo Sutherland. I don't recognise Shirley Mackenzie either!

Added by George Sutherland (Sud) on 14 August 2007
Sadly, the George Sutherland in this pic suffered a fatal accident while working on the Distillery when it was being built. George was a promising footballer and I think he was on the brink of a profesional career (early 1960s?).
Added by Bill Geddes on 24 May 2008
Billy, the George Sutherland that had the accident was "Pico". Do you think this is him or is this another George Sutherland?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 26 May 2008
I worked at the smelter at Invergordon while it was being built. In August 1970 on a Sunday afternoon 'Pico' died as a result of an accident while painting the outside of one of the carbon plant silos. I'm afraid I remember it well as I had watched him and a colleague that morning as they raised the cradle on which they worked from. I believe one end of the cradle gave way and he fell to his death.
Added by David Bremner on 26 May 2008
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