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Cromarty Coastguard - c1969
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Cromarty Coastguard - c1969

This pic was taken in the boat shed underneath the Coastguard Station.

Left to Right
Back Row (partly hidden):- Hughie Macphee, Syd Maclean, Ronnie Cooper, Goodie Shepherd, Robso Shepherd, Gerry Smith

Next Row:- Skip Mackay, ?, George Thomson, Dod Maclemman, Alastair Shepherd, Albert Larne, Jimmy Dixon, Buller Mackay, Johnny Clelland, Donnie Hossack, Ala Macdonald, Gibby, (? partly hidden), Duncan Hossack

Front Row:- Abu Shepherd, Harry Kelly, Mackaskill, Cecil Shepherd, Ken Shepherd, ?.
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Picture added on 02 December 2003
My dad sent this is in the 1960s not 1975.
Added by Jenny Fraser on 24 April 2004
Thanks Jenny, I've changed the date.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 24 April 2004
Apparently Mackaskill in the front row is not Mackaskill, he is Rex Skinner station officer at the time. The un-named chap beside Ken Shepherd is possibly a man named Mr Malcolm.
Added by Anon on 24 September 2004
Yep you could be right the name does ring a bell I think If I remember right the chap next to uncle Ken was named White who used to stay at the Centra which Mr Blue owned, and which used to be a chip shop owned by Betty Maciver before she changed her name. It is now the antiques shop!
Added by Paul Shepherd on 25 September 2004
Next row - between Gibby (?partly hidden) Duncan Hossack) partly hidden is my dad, Donovan Fearnley, who was a coastguard at Cromarty between 1959 & 1977, then till 1982, the year that he died, he was auxillary coastguard in charge, he was 70 years old when he died. before that my dad was flt. Sgt. 517173 Donovan Fearnley RAF, air sea rescue, serving for 40 years. he was born in leeds, was married to the late Doris, his daughter, Gillian, is married to James Junor, whose great great grandfather was born at Cromarty Mains, their grandson is Alan Junor, and when joining the coastguard in Cromarty he was always known as the 'new coastguard'!!!!! He adopted Cromarty has his home and was well versed and interested in the heritage and history of the Cromarty area. Dad always had time to speak to everybody, he is sadly missed.
Added by Gillian E. Junor ne Fearnley on 18 August 2005
is the man kneeling next to ken shepherd not mr. law who was a painter and stayed in church street
Added by Kenny Macfarlane on 10 October 2005
Think your right Kenny he - had a son Adam, and used to drive around in a black Humber. He stayed where Nick now stays next to Country Kitchen.
Added by Sue. on 03 November 2005
Alas Sad to say no original Croms remain in the Coatguard at this present date, it has been in steady decline for a few years, probably something to do with full time staff politics !!!!!!!
Added by Anon on 12 December 2005
The man kneeling next to Ken Shephard is Mr Malcom, my mum remembers he was an insurance man
Added by Duncan Ross on 07 January 2006
Willie Malcolm was an insurance collector for Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co. He lived in Dingwall and only came to Cromarty to collect on collection days. He used to come to our house when we lived in Duke Street. I don't think he was ever in the L.S.A.
Added by Kenny Macfarlane on 11 January 2006
The man kneeling beside Ken Shepherd is definately Mr Law.If i remember correctly his name was Davie. He had a daughter called Dorothy who i was friendly with and a son called Adam. Before they stayed in the house above Jessie's newsagents they stayed where Sandra the hairdresser stays in Church Street .They then moved to Rosefarm.He died suddenly in the Royal Hotel on a night out.
Added by Margaret Cassie ( Clelland ) on 21 January 2006
You are right Margaret now you say it. I had an e-mail from Adam a couple of weeks ago through "Freinds Reunited" I am in St Marten in the Caribbean on a luxury Superyacht. (Not holiday. I might add. Chief Engineer)
This is a brilliant site.
Added by Pat Swanson on 22 January 2006
Good to see Goodie was still as handsome then as he is now. I bet he was the strongest out of them all as well.
Added by Greig (Goodie junior) on 23 January 2006
The man kneeling next to Ken Shephard is definitely not Willie Malcolm. I am certain of this as he is my father and only visited Cromarty every second Monday.
Billy Malcom
Added by BillyMalcolm on 19 April 2006
Just to confirm the gentleman 3rd from left in front row in Uniform is Andrew (Rex) Skinner, my late husband Andrew Gordon Skinner's father. Both buried in Cromarty Cemetary.
Added by Ann Skinner on 05 May 2006
Great to see Alastair's face again after so many years, probably don't remember me now, we used to have a Dram or Two in the Cromarty arms.Wherever you are Alastair, SLANGE.
Added by William Showell on 05 October 2007
The little dog is pug my pekenise pup
Added by Margaret Owens Ne Mackay on 07 April 2015
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