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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon High Street
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon High Street

A view of the High Street taken outside the old Post Office, looking east towards the main cross-roads.
On the right is the Clydesdale Bank which then had the lovely original frontage of the building. This has recently closed.
Picture added on 04 March 2006
Ah! Macs Cafe the centre of all youth life in the 50s! It had the first juke box in town. I remember each record had a separate slot for the money (3 old pence?). What Mac did not know was that a side panel was loose and by sticking a pencil in to work the mechanism you could get a play for nothing. At that time I think the only shop that sold records (78RPM!) was Jock the Barbers. I bought my first ever record there in 1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford singing "Sixteen Tons". New records cost 7/6d at the time but because they played the records to entertain customers, they were effectively 2nd hand and Jock sold them for 4/- (20p in today's money).
Added by Bill Geddes on 04 March 2006
You can also make out Mac's Cafe in this picture, just to the right of the centre car ...third premises east of King Street, south side of high Street.
Added by Duncan Murray on 04 March 2006
Remember the juke box..didn't Alistair Macgregor run the cafe? and Roddy ran the grocery...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 March 2006
Yes Harry, Alistair ran the cafe but Mac senior was always about. Alistair was a dead ringer for his father and was always rushing about in a fairly manic manner!
Added by anon on 07 March 2006
I am sure that I can see the milk vending machine outside Boyd's (between the Hillman and the Volkswagen) as referred to in picture #405.

(The white car is actually a Triumph Herald - Site Admin.)
Added by Kenny MacCormack on 10 March 2006
Tim Ross and family stayed in the Joss Street Prefabs for Years...can't say about the car..but when in Joss Street he always buzzed about on a type of moped - rear wheel of an ordinary bycycle was fitted out with a small petrol engine...often saw him pedal it to start..
Added by Duncan Murray on 12 March 2006
Yes, Kenny you are right. The car belonged to Tim Ross, the Postmaster. His Wife was the registrar and his daughter was a teacher in Park School.
Added by John Urquhart on 12 March 2006
Firstly, the mystery car was not my dad's - he never had one after I was born. He did however have a moped! I can just about remember it. I'll never forget living in the pre-fabs until my dying day; my late mum loved them - god knows why - but the community spirit amongst the prefabs was awesome! The older Invergordonites will remember them as temporary post war accommodation - we moved out in 1965! The next time I saw one after our one was demolished was when I first met my father in law - he had one on his farm for keeping pigs!
Added by Pete Ross on 07 April 2006
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