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The Invergordon Archive

Four young lads heading off to play on the swings
The Invergordon Archive
Four young lads heading off to play on the swings

This picture was taken around 1964/65 outside 9, Gordon Terrace.
Back - Wallace Hudson, Dave Smith;
Front - Billy Macleod, George Aburrow.
Picture added on 06 August 2006
David, I'm not absolutely sure but I think this photo must have been taken about 1962. I remember Billy playing in the Primary Team that won the Ross-shire Schools Cup - I also well remember your Dad taking us down to Mac's Cafe for a celebratory milk shake afterwards and that was in 1960.
I have lots of photos of early secondary school football teams from 1962 - 1964 and can't find Billy in any of them. I think he left Invergordon not long after leaving Primary school.
I met Leslie Millham a few years back and he was telling me that Billy Macleod has been in Shetland now for many years.
Added by Graham Mackenzie on 06 August 2006
I have been in Shetland for many years - since 1967. I left Invergordon in 1963 when I went to sea school in London. I was in the merchant navy for quite a few years. I met my wife in 1966 and settled in Shetland leaving the merchant navy in 1971. I have been working for BP for the past 29 years and am due to retire next year. I remember the days in Invergordon well and often think about them. We have visited a couple of times but it has changed a lot since 1963!
Added by Billy MacLeod on 01 December 2006
Hi Billy (Ginger). I remember you well - scorer of the 2 goals in the Primary Cup Final I mentioned above. I seem to remember being up the Tomich Road when you fell from a conker tree and badly cut your arm on a barbed wire fence below - bet you still have the scar ! In today's world you would probably have been able to sue the farmer for putting the fence there !!!!!!!
Added by Graham Mackenzie on 06 December 2006
Graham, I remember when Billy was leaving school to join the Merchant Navy. You stayed out at Westwood if I remeber right Billy, didn't you? I think that Wallace was up in the Northern Isles as well last I heard, either in Shetland, or Orkney. My, aren't the years flying in, with us all creeping up towards 60 and of course we lost George recently when he passed away. However, I hope you are all going well; it's great to see guys from my era on-line.
Added by John Fraser on 07 December 2006
Hi Billy, it was really nice to see your picture when looking through this site.

(PS - and Wallace, Dave & George too! I remember when you came into our class in Primary 7, Wallace. What I remember most is you were always smiling - and dare I say it, I remember you 'getting the belt' fairly frequently! Can you remember that?!)
Added by Heather Anderson (nee Booth) on 12 January 2007
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