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Nancy Skinner & George Eastwood - c1937

Nancy Skinner & George Eastwood - c1937

Date Added: 12 September 2003 Contributor: Evelyn McNaughton Year: 1937 Picture No: 497

Nancy is on the left, with George on the right, but who are the couple in the middle, and which shop is it? The sign on the left says 'Empire Air Day' in Evanton.

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The man next to Nancy I am almost positive is Victor Urquhart of Bank Street, but definately one of the Urquhart brothers. Victor was killed in France about 1944. The other woman could be Connie Summers. Don't know the shop. Comment left on 12 November 2003 by Catherine Penman, nee Hossack
The people in the picture are as follows from left :- Nancy Skinner, Victor Urquhart, Hetty McGregor, George Eastwood. Standing out side McGregor's shop. Comment left on 01 February 2004 by Violet Fox {nee Eastwood}
Hetty McGregor's parents ran the shop. The father was known as 'Tunny'. He had been the grieve at Newton farm before buying the shop. Comment left on 20 July 2004 at 10:30 by Margaret Urquhart
I remember that when my sister and I were wee, in around 1966 or 1967 Hetty, who must have been either reclusive or infirm, used to throw thruppeny bits out of the upstairs window to passing kids to spend in the shop. The MacGregors moved from Cromarty in the late 60s. Someone told me they'd moved to Tain, but I'm not sure this is correct. Anyone know? Comment left on 21 July 2004 at 11:22 by Colin Dunn
My American dentist is well off because of Tunney's shop. As a young teen I had an affection for Highland Toffee and was nicknamed "Coo Candy." I don't think it was a term of endearment.

But, thanks to my American dentist, I have most of my own teeth, apart from one of my front teeth which was broken when I fell onto the beach in front of the Royal in 1966.

Comment left on 01 March 2006 at 03:20 by Anon
Now I know who anon is!! Hello my friend! Comment left on 02 March 2006 at 21:38 by Mary Campbell
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