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Standpipe on Shore St - c1940
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Standpipe on Shore St - c1940

Picture added on 19 July 2003
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.
Added by Clem Watson on 10 January 2006
Does anyone have any pictures of the Castiron latreen that was beside sheds - from memory it looked French and would be collectable today!!!
Added by Dennis Manson on 25 October 2006
Anyone know who the gentleman is - face is familiar??and the wee boy .
Anonymous comment added on 04 February 2016
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