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Fancy Dress Parade Float
The Invergordon Archive
Fancy Dress Parade Float

I think the date this photograph was taken was sometime in the 1950s. From the left.......Robert Dunn, Ronnie Ross, man in kilt ? ?, Nanna Ross, Mrs Woodburn, Mrs Drever (sitting), man on right ? ? Perhaps someone out there can fill in the question marks and give the exact date when this photograph was taken.
My Mother Nanna Ross is dressed up as Iain McHardy from St. Ninian's Episcopalian Church, who we used to call "the English Minister" (see picture #520). Mrs Woodburn is dressed as her husband Johnnie Woodburn. Robert Dunn lived next door to my Grandma Lex Mackay in Clyde Street and he is also an uncle or cousin of Harry O'Neill. Ronnie Ross lived in the Joss Street area.
Picture added on 21 April 2006
Comments:
Hi Anne, thanks for picture - yes Robert was my 2nd cousin..both he and his brother Thomas are no longer with us....Ronnie Ross in happier days (podge) if it is him, sadly he is gone also...all fine people. I can't help with the others though...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 22 April 2006
Harry, is that the Ronnie Ross that lived next door to us in Outram Street - has a sister called Christine? His Dad was a prisoner of war if I remember rightly. When we moved to Shore Rd they moved to the top end of Joss Street.
Added by Doug Will on 23 April 2006
Harry/Doug ..yes you are both correct with Ronnie (Podge)..he had two sisters Christine and Margo.. three younger brothers..John (Sconner) ..Colin and Jimmy. Their father was also Ronnie (Tout). Could the Piper be Jimmy Dick from the Porters cottages??? Not certain but it's very like him.....
Added by Duncan Murray on 24 April 2006
Hi Harry, still no word of Norman yet. Brother Stewart lives in Australia and keeps his ears open for any news.
Added by Doug Will on 24 April 2006
Yes Douglas, that is Podge, his dad known as Tout...I was great pals with them, especially his younger brother John (Sconner). Have you any news yet of Norman?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 24 April 2006
I am afraid I must take the blame for being the piper.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 31 May 2006
Sorry Harry, I can't remember any more names than those mentioned. My mother was on there somewhere, but she must be behind. This was a skit at the town council, which had accepted a meal at the expense of the distillery, and I guess the year to be 1962. I can remember Podge getting in big trouble for throwing some offal, which just happened to land on Big Murdo the police sergeants uniform.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 01 June 2006
That's ok Gordie, just think you are famous on the world wide net....can you ID any of the others that havent been named?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 01 June 2006
Well, Well, I can't believe I didn't recognise you Gordie, mind you its been a while. I can remember hearing you sing in our young days (which we won't mention) but not playing the pipes..ha ha. Hope all is well with you ...and yes I also remember Big Murdo..( no relation I must add ).
Added by Duncan Murray on 02 June 2006
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