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Cromarty, The Lighthouse - Postcard
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Cromarty, The Lighthouse - Postcard

Whiteholme Postcards No.5948W. Year is a guess, but looks likely.
Picture added on 23 May 2008
Comments:
Colin,

at the risk of sounding a complete saddo, I think the photo is later, because of the postcard number. I found a couple of other Whiteholme cards with numbers close to this one - 4434W dated from 1970 and 6102W from 1979. So maybe the picture is late 70's? Is that a boat under a tarp to the left? Does anyone recognise the man and wee girl?
Added by Sheila Currie on 25 May 2008
Willy Ross kept his boats there for many years, can't remember their names now.
Added by Ian Jack on 26 May 2008
Hi Ian "Uproar" and "Elf" i think were the names of Willies boats..
Added by Ronald Young on 27 May 2008
You are right Ronald, thanks. I think the Elf was one of the Cromarty Firth class, is that right?
Added by Ian Jack on 27 May 2008
Not Sure but I'll ask Uncle Lachie. I'm sure he'll keep us right there.
Added by Ronald Young on 27 May 2008
Hi Ian. Lachie says that "ELF" and "PETUNIA" which was owned by Colonel Ross were Sisters and were both Cromarty Firth Class. He also said you of all people should have known that.
Added by Ronald Young on 30 May 2008
hi ronald, tell lachie i'll sort him out when i come up next time. (i forgot about the petunia)
Added by Ian Jack on 30 May 2008
Hi Ronald, speaking about memory, ask Lachie if he remembers the time he capsized Brookies yacht and we were rescued by Willy Ross?
Added by Ian Jack on 31 May 2008
I'll ask him in the morning and give him some stick about it.
Added by Ronald Young on 31 May 2008
Hi, the man in the picture is Daniel Reid. He remembered the picture being taken: v. late 70s or even early 80s. The card was still on sale in 1987 and one sent to me is post-marked 8 sep 1987
Added by Peter Bird on 01 June 2008
As my brother Peter has said above,the man is Dan Reid, our uncle. We have the same postcard, shortly after it was published. I think Sheila is right it is late 1970's possibly 1977/78. Unfortunately my father has noted the man is Dan, on the back of the card but no date when the picture was taken. He bought the card on a visit to Cromarty in March 1982.
Added by Arthur Bird on 01 June 2008
Thanks everyone. I've amended the date to 1978, which seems more likely.
Added by Colin Dunn on 01 June 2008
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