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Sitting on the sea wall - c1980
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Sitting on the sea wall - c1980

Alistair (Gaffer) MacKenzie, ?, Violet Russell and Betty Hogg taking the sun on the wall on Shore St. Betty still sits there to this day.

A picture of Gaffer in his piping days can be seen in picture #28.
Picture added on 09 September 2003
The gentleman whom Violet has her arm round is "Rex" Skinner who lived in Gordons Lane.
Added by Sue Florence on 03 October 2003
I think the ? is Rex Skinner the coastguard - his brother Bummy was lifeboat mechanic at Blyth.
Added by Ian Jack on 25 January 2004
Many happy memories as a child, of Betty Hogg when I stayed on holiday with my family in Gordons Lane in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Remember she gave us veg from her garden and took us to the Cromarty Arms for a sing song I think. Remember daughter Margaret and her son Alan as a little boy, and Willie.
Added by Anne Forrester on 01 June 2005
Betty Hogg was a very powerful swimmer, and it is not known by many in Cromarty that she holds a Royal Humane Society Medal, and Certificate, for saving life from drowning, in the sea off Cromarty.
Added by Clem Watson on 02 June 2005
aye, you're right enough, Clem, Betty still swims when the weathers fine, [ a hardy creatur]
Added by Anon on 02 June 2005
I can just smell the sea.
Added by Dorothy Ewen (Robertson) on 23 February 2011
Definitely Rex Skinner my Uncle
Added by Jill Molyneux on 21 April 2022
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