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Cromarty Image Library

Paul Thomas


[Most of the photographs sent by Paul were taken in the 40s and 50s by his grandfather, of whom a short biography follows]

"In 1928, Roderick (Derry) Duff was born to proud parents, Roderick (Roddy) and Isabella (Ella) Duff. Derry had an older sister, Jessie, who was born in 1926. Derry is my Grandad and he was very proud of his heritage.

"In June 2005, he visited my house and I turned on the computer to show him the Cromarty Image library. He was so happy seeing all the old faces he once knew and his face beamed when he saw a picture of his old home, 35 Bank Street.

"Grandad was enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1948, which ended his 20 year love affair with Cromarty. He moved to Birmingham after short stays in London and Oxford. This is where he met his wife of near 55 years, Evelyn. Nan and Grandad had two children, Glynis (my Mom) and Janice. They also have 5 grandchildren ; Me, Mark, Rachel, Gary and Joeanne. Also two great grandchildren; Charlotte and James. In June 1991, Nan and Grandad moved to Telford, Shropshire which was their retirement home.

"Unfortunately, Grandad passed away at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on the 24/10/2005. He is greatly missed."
Tractor on Shore Road - 1955 JS 7502 with Glynis Duff in the driving seat. The Cromarty signpost can be seen in the background, a...
Duff family on holiday - 1955 Paul says "my great grandmother, Isobella Duff, my Nan, Evelyn Duff and my Mother Glynis Duff. My Mo...
Derry Duff and friend - c1945 I don't recognize the doorway - any ideas?
Derry and Isabella Duff - c1945 In the doorway to 35 Bank St [picture #1158]
Cromarty School Photo - 1935 Paul says "My Grandad, Derry Duff, is last on the right of the back row."
3 Friends and bike Derry Duff is in the middle. Can you identify the others, or the house behind?
Pipe Band in front of the Royal See also picture #1424
3 Croms Derry Duff is in the centre.
Derry Duff - 1991 Paul says "This is a more recent picture of my Grandad taken in 1991. The pictures show my Nan and G...
John and Tabitha Bain - c1937 Tabitha's maiden name was Gayer.
Bain Family Paul says "This is a photo of John Bain, Provost of Cromarty in 1932 and 1935. The details of John B...

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