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The Invergordon Archive

Two Invergordon Wifies
The Invergordon Archive
Two Invergordon Wifies

The year is around 1950 - taken at the backdoor of either 3 or 5 Outram St. The lady on the left as you look at picture, is my Grandmother Annie Dunn. I could of course go on and on about her but suffice to say she was a dear and kind lady. The other lady is Mrs Clark, known affectionately as Mrs Buckie, due to the fact that her husband was the Scaffy, both when it was horse-drawn and motorised...maybe some will remember Mr Buckie as he was always whistling while he worked. Mrs Buckie used to have a tame seagull that she fed daily, she also would treat my dog Rega faithfully on the noon hour by calling "Rega, come and get your drinkie milkies. The dog would leap two fences to get there. Just a lovely lady, times were hard back then...
Picture added on 04 March 2006
Harry, you have provoked long buried memories of "Buckie". I well remember the horse-drawn cart. Who would have thought that we would see such dramatic changes in our lifetime. I don't know if it was exclusive to me but every time he spotted me, Buckie would say in a loud voice, "Aye! Your frightened of me". I remembered thinking there was some truth in what he said.
Added by Bill Geddes on 04 March 2006
This picture brought back a lot of memories for me, Harry. I remember your granny well and she was a lovely lady and always smiling. Of course Mrs "Buckie" lived next door to us and she was a great neighbour. The house numbers in Outram St. changed in 1965. We became No.16 and the Mellons were No.6. I don't know why the change was made but it mucked up my wedding invitations as I had just got them printed with No.6 as our address!
Added by Catherine MacKenzie(Nee Clark) on 05 March 2006
I'm sure I can remember "Buckie" selling lemonade from his horse drawn cart?

Added by Anne Wilkie on 07 March 2006
I used to hear Buckie whistling as he came down Gordon Terrace most mornings with his little cart. He would sell Lemonade. I don't think he had a horse in my day, he just pushed a little cart. It's a shame that there doesn't seem to be any photos of him in this site. He still has family living in Invergordon, I think the Clarks in Gordon Terrace and possibly still in Outram Street. Might be worth speaking to them to see if the site can acquire some photos of him. He is such a real person from our childhood days!!
Added by Anon on 08 March 2006
I think there may be a little confusion with the horse drawn cart.
Originally the "scaffy" cart would have been horse drawn, although the motorised version was still referred to as "the scaffy cart" . After his retiral from the Town Council, Buckie acquired a hand cart which he pushed around the town selling lemonade.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 09 March 2006
Re comments by Anon, yes you are perfectly correct, surely the town must have some archive pictures of town workers...it would be nice to see. It doesn't surprise me that Buckie found something to do after his retirement. I bet he never missed a day on the job as the scaffy....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 10 March 2006
Harry, who could ever forget these two wifies? I just recently was directed to this site and I think it is terrific, as pictures like these bring back so many memories. Did you know that your Granny dressed dolls for charity and in her lifetime must have donated hundreds?
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 25 March 2006
Hi Rosalie, yes my granny dressed hundreds of dolls. She knitted them all kinds of outfits, until she couldn't move her fingers. I used to wind the wool for her. After she died she was acknowledged and was written about by Frances Gay, I think that is the correct name. It is like you say, Rosalie, a terrific site....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 26 March 2006
I have a picture of my Grandfather (Buckie Clark). The woman on the right is my Grandmother!
How do I upload it to the website?

(Just e-mail the picture with full details and date as explained on the front page of this site, I'll do the rest - Site Admin.)
Added by Neil Clark on 29 August 2010
Hi Neil, would love to see a pic of Buckie, they were my neighbours for years.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 29 August 2010
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