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Standpipe on Shore St - c1940

Standpipe on Shore St - c1940

Date Added: 19 July 2003 Contributor: Stephen Thomson Year: 1940 Picture No: 395

Albums: Streets


Ooh! 'at a grandur ca'in that a stan' pipe, in Cromarty parlance it wis cad' a ''Cockat'', now thee kens!
There were two such, this one, and the one between Seabank, and the sea wall, on the seaward side of the road. Tak' that! These were used before piped water was put directly into the houses, and a call twice a day to collect water was the norm, for most of the fishertown houses.
Comment left on 10 January 2006 at 00:03 by Clem Watson
Does anyone have any pictures of the Castiron latreen that was beside sheds - from memory it looked French and would be collectable today!!! Comment left on 25 October 2006 at 19:09 by Dennis Manson
Anyone know who the gentleman is - face is familiar??and the wee boy . Comment left on 04 February 2016 at 19:34 by Anonymous
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