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The Invergordon Archive

Keith Varnham

I went to primary 1( Miss Crystal)in '55 and back and forth to Invergordon Academy till 1965 My Father was in the R.A.F based at Allness and Invergordon during the war air sea rescue my Mother Anne Varnham and my sister Sylvia still live there. I live in Australia where it's warm in the tropics since 1971.I did my apprenticeship in Porters as a coachpainter in Dingwall and the in Mcrae and Dicks in Inverness.My granny was Annie Darling,she worked in the Royal Hotel for years and husband George (both deceased)worked in the dockyard after the WW2

Invergordon Academy Primary 7 - 1966 Back row, left to right: James Fraser, Tony Munro, Francis Geddes, Jackie Lane, Edward Mitchell, Ja...
Invergordon Academy Primary 1 1954/5 This is probably Primary 1 and many of the faces are also in picture #664.
Invergordon Red Cross Rosa Smith (left) and Chris Fraser on duty at the 1956 Highland Games.
Birthday Party 100th Birthday party. Left to right: Sheila Macdonald, Pat Walker, Janet Merrick, Ann Mackenzie, Mar...
Family Picture Me (Keith Varnham), my father Stan and my sister Sylvia picture in Castle Avenue in 1951.
High Street - looking West A view of the High Street from the crossroads, looking west. The date is a guess but the cars may he...
Three Lads in the High Street This was taken in the High Street in 1967/8. From left are George Miller, Donald Rose and Bobby McCa...
Invergordon Smelter This picture is taken from the transfer tower in 1970. I worked as a rigger constructing the conveyo...
Going to a Wedding Alistair MacGregor, his wife Nita, Danny Peterson and his wife Sally, outside Invergordon Church bef...
Invergordon Academy Class - 1959/60 David Smith (Skelly): This is a school photo taken around 1959/60 - I'm not sure of the exact date....
Invergordon Academy Primary 7 - 1959 Primary 7 of 1959 - Mrs. Wilson's Class Back Row left to right): Gordon Sutherland, George Mackay, ...
Aerial view of Invergordon A view of the central part of Invergordon looking north-west. The wealth of detail is extraordinary ...
Central Invergordon looking east An aerial view of the central part of the town. This is one of four pictures taken in April 1978. Cl...
Invergordon Academy It is thought that this was taken in 1949/50? Back Row: George Sutherland, Donald Murray, Alex Dav...
Invergordon Academy 1946/7 It is thought that this School Photo was taken 1946/47? Back Row: ?, Stewart Will?, Michael Macphe...
Invergordon Academy This large group picture was taken 50 years ago (14/6/60). I’ll leave putting names to faces for s...
Invergordon Academy This large group picture was taken 50 years ago (14/6/60). I’ll leave putting names to faces for s...

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