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Crowds at Review of the Fleet - 1957
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Crowds at Review of the Fleet - 1957

We thought this was the Coronation in 1953, but have been informed that it was raining that day, and that some of the children look too old.

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Info supplied by John Bain Duncan and Douglas MacPhee.

The boat was the Challenger.

Children include - Ronnie Cooper, Davie Maclean, Harry Kelly, Linda Brewster, Diane Cooper, Donald Hogg, Jane Mackay, Billy Brewster, Geordie McPhee (Geordie Bear)

Adults include - Ethel Brewster, Jean MacPhee, Catherine Pringle, Babs Mackay,
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 19 August 2003
This was the visit of the Royal Review of the Fleet on Monday, 27th May, 1957. The photo was featured in the Daily Express of Tuesday the 28th.
Added by Clem Watson on 29 September 2003
Just to the right of the small girl standing is Jean Watson, wife of John Watson, lifeboat mechanic.
Added by Clem Watson on 30 September 2003
You're right John, the Nurse's house was in the Fishertown, and known as The Weatherglass House.
Before the days of accurate weather forcasting, the Cromarty fishermen used to gather at the
gable end of that house to read the built-in barometer, thermometer etc., etc.
Added by Clem Watson on 23 January 2004
I have strong memories of this boat "The Challenger" ...it was a fixture on the shore in front of the lookout for many years ...in fact I still have a nasty scar on my right leg ..when I slipped off the side of the boat, and burnt my leg on the rope you can see surrounding the boat... while playing as a young lad ...and had to be rushed to the district nurse who used to live in the Fishertown area?

Added by John Macdonald on 23 January 2004
Linda Brewster ( Couper) has her arm around me, Moira Mackay ( Munro) at the front of the photo. I was 4.
Added by Moira Munro on 06 February 2021
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