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Esther (Alice) Hossack - 1930
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Esther (Alice) Hossack - 1930

Andrew Bathie's Grand Aunt Esther (Alice) Hossack with fish basket in Shore St. What is the extremely tall post behind her for, and what are the buildings we can see to the left of the fish basket?
Picture added on 01 January 2003
The tall post is possibly either an early radio antenna or signalling mast (flags or cones) used by the Cromarty Coastguards.
Added by Andrew Bathie on 13 July 2003
Seabank House belonged to Capt John Watson (Bodders) who rented a room out to Mrs MacKenzie and her sister Bella Beaton as a grocer and general store from the '30s to the late 50s, both from Kyle of Lochalsh, and fluent Gaelic speakers.
Added by Clem Watson on 29 September 2003
Hi Andrew,
My sister Emily Taylor lived at 5 Duke St, then moved to Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire in 1934 when she was 16. I found her old address album showing a Lily Hossack living at 4 Shore St, was she also a grand aunt of yours?
Regards Jean
Added by Jean Bell on 01 March 2007
Thanks Jean, Lily is not one of my grand aunts but I'm sure she's related. Dad can just remember attending her wedding and can also remember her siblings Elsie, Rosie and Jim. Jim was apparently a veteran of the battle of the river Plate and was decorated for his actions. I'm trying to tie up a few loose ends and would be keen to add Lily's family if anybody has the details.
Added by Andrew Bathie on 04 March 2007
Jean, I've made the connection Lily will be my 4th cousin twice removed!
Added by Andrew Bathie on 04 March 2007
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