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Lifting Tatties - c1955
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Lifting Tatties - c1955

We think this pic is taken at Rosefarm. Evelyn tells us that George Eastwood is in the middle of the back row. Any other names?
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Picture added on 17 September 2003
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Before the war we used to get paid 6 bob a day. (6 shillings, or 30p in new money.)
Added by John McBean on 17 September 2003
Yes I remember, we got Tattie Holidays from School and my grandmother always made sure I got a job at the tatties. She maintained that if the holidays were for that purpose then that's what I had to do! Oh how I hated getting up at 6am and setting out to local farms and breaking your back lifting tatties all day but when pay day came it was magical - all backache forgotten.
Added by Mary Mackay [now Harrison] on 19 November 2004
Front row 3rd from right looks very like a friend of my fathers, Donnie Hossack. My dad would have been 18 in '55 so its possible.
Added by Norman Matheson on 02 March 2005
Back row left is the late Jack Young, who was Grieve at Rosefarm for many years. His brother James Young usually drove the old CASE tractor, which went at a gentle pace, so as not to scatter the spuds
to far from the pickers. Is that Francis Fraser to George Eastwood's left? From memory George worked
as a driver for Francis' father, who was based at Cullicudden.
Added by Clem Watson on 10 December 2005
Is that my gran sat by the man with the dog? Alice Jenny Simm married Kenneth Cameron Shepherd. Sadly he has passed and she is near joining him now. She is at the Shoremill Home near cromarty.
Added by Mark Bown on 21 January 2014
Back row - 4th in is Bert Ross who my grandparents Mary and Alfred Fraser brought up. 6th in is Francis Fraser my cousin. 7th in is John Fraser known as Jock from Bog of Cullicudden Farm. Front row - 2nd in is Patsy Rattray my cousin. 3rd is Irene Fraser my cousin. 4th is Donald Mowat my brother. 5th is William Rattray my cousin. I hope that this is of some help to you.
Added by Margaret Sinclair nee Mowat on 03 January 2015
Chapelton, Balblair. Not Rosefarm
Added by Anon on 21 August 2015
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