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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon SWRI
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon SWRI

This was taken in the Invergordon in the late 50s or early 60s and shows the Invergordon SWRI commitee.
Left to Right: Mrs Archibald, Mrs Peterson, Mrs King, Mrs Ross, Mrs Miller, Mrs Urquhart, Ms Tuach, ????,Mrs Campbell, ????.
Can anyone help to fill the blanks, or correct the names, if they are incorrect.
Picture added on 13 June 2006
Next to Mrs. King is my Aunt, Hazel Mackenzie, who died a few years ago. Her husband, David, was a drummer with British Legion Pipe Band and they have a daughter Ishbel who now lives in Dingwall.
Added by Rosalie Graham now Samaroo on 13 June 2006
Sorry, I should have known that, as I used to deliver messages to her when I was the foreman driver of Rod MacGregors message bike. Did they live in the prefabs up at the cottages?
Added by Gordie Peterson on 14 June 2006
Hi there Rosalie, I do not seem to remember you either. Willie MacKay, my brother in law, thinks that you had probably flown the nest by the time we came to live in Inverg. I remember your sister Janette and used to have the odd dram with her husband Heck. This site is great for keeping all the people with an interest in the old town in touch.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 16 June 2006
Hi Gordie, Yes, they did live in the prefabs up at the cottages. I think I should know you but I just can't place you. Old age fogs the memory !!!!!!!
Added by Rosalie Graham now Samaroo on 16 June 2006
Gordie, is your sister's name Brenda? If so, I know her and your parents. I agree, this site is fantastic for keeping people in touch.
Added by Rosalie Graham now Samaroo on 17 June 2006
Ah Gordie, the fun we used to have with Ali Baba, see picture #283.....
Rosalie, what was he like as a boss?
Does anyone remember the name of the lady that took the tickets at the wicket? - very nice but subject to Ali Baba, think she lived on Outram St...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 18 June 2006
Yes Rosalie, I am Brenda's brother, but I didn't work in Invergordon when I left school, which would probably explain how we can't place one another, though I seem to remember something about you working with Ali Baba in the cinema.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 18 June 2006
Harry, after I was ice-cream girl, and a few years later, I was in the ticket office or as Ali Baba would say "the Box Office". He was a very good boss although quite strict. Two girls from Outram Street took the tickets, Mary Mellon, and Mary Russell - also Margaret Hendry - I think she too was from Outram Street. I can't remember the chap's name who also worked there and I think the other woman was a Calder but I can't remember.
Added by Rosalie Graham now Samaroo on 20 June 2006
Gordie, I just heard about Willie's passing, sad day. I was hoping to see him again, but alas, no.
Please convey my condolences to Brenda, thanks.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 21 August 2018
The lady on the right of the group is my grandmother Mrs.Peter.Taylor
Added by Eddie Trotter on 23 August 2018
Hi Eddie, I cant still place Peter Taylor, although I do recall my grandfather mentioning him.
Do you remember an Andrew that was married to Big Mina that lived on Joss Street. Andrew also worked in the dockyard and had some connection with the Pilot boat on and off?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 24 August 2018
Hi Harry. My Grandfather Peter Taylor was the stoker on the old pilot boat with the coal fired steam engine. He was originally from the Newcastle area and came to Invergordon to work building the tanks. He unfortunately died shortly after retiring. He used to take me out with him on the boat some of the time but that would be about sixty eight years ago so my recollection of who was who onboard is kind of iffy. I remember Sandy, Davie, Fachy, Dougal, and Tommy Strachan, but no Andrew. Maybe Andrew was a part timer while someone was on vacation. Maybe Ron Stewart might know a bit more as he seems to be the historian of all things nautical in Invergordon. All the best Eddie
Added by Eddie Trotter on 24 August 2018
Ok Eddie, that explains it, the boat was diesel when I was on her, so Peter was before my time..thanks
Added by Harry O'Neill on 25 August 2018
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