Cromarty Archive

HMS Superb at Cromarty c1910

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Date Added: 22 November 2023
HMS Superb at Cromarty c1910

Fleet at Cromarty 1867

This seems to be another version of picture #2968, but this one shows the fleet and details of the stockade around the buildings i...

Date Added: 22 November 2023
Fleet at Cromarty 1867

Macfarquar's Bed - c1900

Taken from the shore to the north it shows bagnets hung up to dry....

Date Added: 07 November 2023
Macfarquar's Bed - c1900

Hugh Miller's Monument - c1890

No trees or bushes on the Kirkie Brae and the roof of the Gaelic chapel looks to still be intact....

Date Added: 07 November 2023
Hugh Miller's Monument - c1890

The Fishmarket, Cromarty - c1900

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Date Added: 07 November 2023
The Fishmarket, Cromarty - c1900

Cromarty from the Harbour - c1980

Postcard taken around 1980 with the id 5951W.

Shows the deck of one of the Hifab ferries. Also note the central building in the...

Date Added: 07 November 2023
Cromarty from the Harbour - c1980

Postcard of the Royal Hotel, Cromarty

Postcard showing the lounge, the frontage, the lounge bar and a view from the Sutor. Date estimated based on the jetty in the last...

Date Added: 20 June 2023
Postcard of the Royal Hotel, Cromarty

View of Cromarty from the South Sutor

Postcard showing a young man viewing the town from around half way up the South Sutor....

Date Added: 10 April 2023
View of Cromarty from the South Sutor

Reverse of Postcard - 'Cromarty from South Soutar'

Postcard sent from 23 Bank St in 1938, the reverse of picture #2877.

Sent on 20th July, 1938, it says:

"Hope all goes well w...

Date Added: 03 March 2023
Reverse of Postcard - 'Cromarty from South Soutar'

Canadian WW1 Veteran SGT. John Hossack with bakers and cooks, 1939

This is a photograph given to me by my grandmother, a Hossack, of my great-great grandfather John Hossack (in the army uniform) wi...

Date Added: 20 February 2023
Canadian WW1 Veteran SGT. John Hossack with bakers and cooks, 1939

Photo of a woman feeding gulls in front of the Royal Hotel

This photo shows a woman feeding seagulls in front of the Royal Hotel. It shows the Girnal in the background and a small building...

Date Added: 10 February 2023
Photo of a woman feeding gulls in front of the Royal Hotel

A postcard titled 'The Lookout, Cromarty'.

This is a larger monochrome version of picture #690, taken from beside the burn at the east end of the Fishertown....

Date Added: 03 February 2023
A postcard titled 'The Lookout, Cromarty'.

Fleet Entering the Cromarty Firth - pic taken from Invergordon

A postcard from the early to mid 20th century. The picture is taken from Invergordon but shows Cromarty and the South Sutor in the...

Date Added: 03 February 2023
Fleet Entering the Cromarty Firth - pic taken from Invergordon

Young Croms on Tour

Group of Cromarty youngsters on a trip to St Andrews.

Colin Morrison, Evan Macbean, Forbes Scott-Lodge, Sandy Maclennan (North...

Date Added: 30 January 2023
Young Croms on Tour

Ford Cortina outside Allerton Farmhouse.

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Date Added: 30 January 2023
Ford Cortina outside Allerton Farmhouse.

Playgroup outing at the top of the Sutor

Seeing all the hard work on the 100 steps this weekend encouraged me to dig out this old picture from 1996? when the playgroup had...

Date Added: 12 January 2023
Playgroup outing at the top of the Sutor

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I was born in the Cottage Hospital in Cromarty on 1st August 1953. My Mother Iris and Grandmother Dolly came from Beauly and grew up with John Hendry Hercher and Polly Hercher. I came over in 71 and traveled with the shows a RAF Boat 2770 was a Vosper 68ft Rescue & Target Towing Launch Mk. II, powered by twin Rolls Royce 36.7 litre Sea Griffon Mk.101 engines supercharged to 2,420 hp I was reading about the story of Wolf Pabst - my father was supposed to be on that plane but he stayed back in Alaska instead. Can anyone tell me if Andrew Bathie is still involved with researching the MacLeman family ancestors? He provided me with a mass of information about the lineag I lived next door to Laura Keppie and her family in Kinross. She very kindly let me play on her grand piano in her home. Sad to learn of her passing. Avril (Wal You are fondly remembered Mum. I made it another year. I am planning to make it back one more time. Love, always - David Does any one know of any relatives of Cadet RA Spiers who sailed on the SS Makalla in May 1927, I have something of his and would like to return it to them? The coat of arms (strictly not a 'crest') illustrated is that of the Cromarty & District Community Council, granted 19 June 1988 (Lyon Register Volume 59, folio Good evening I have a small ring or pin tray cream, green & black flower design... would love to know when it was made and design. It has a signature of A D My husband's great great grandmother and great great grandfather both taught at the school. The 2xgreat grandfather emmigrated to Australia in 1890 and his 2xgr Hello Bains! I, too, am a descendant of Thomas Middleton Bain. He and his wife and eldest child arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1853 or 54, their daughter ha Billy Ingram I believe you were great friends of my family my gran was Evelyn Dewar best friends with your mum Peggy . Are you still in Scotland ? My family talked about Poyntzfield and the terrible flood. I really did not put any of the pieces to the puzzle until recently. Eliza Fraser is my great gran I remember living in one of them way back when the house we lived in was getting a bathroom in. My sister and I had a lovely summer playing up there. I seem to This photo was taken before lunchtime (the bakers would have been finished their shift after lunch) and I was given a copy before we emigrated to New Zealand. Donald Hogg was my great uncle, he was born in Cromarty, he was married to Robertina Gordon (Ruby) for 50 years. They lived in Inverness. He died on the 29th Ja My late father told me that he believed his mother Elsie Hogg is the second from the right on the second row from the back. That's my granddad - I'm proud even though I never met him - that's who I was named after. I know there is a picture of him and Monty in the desert if anybody h Just had a visit in the Plexus office from Malcolm McCulloch who isn't in the photo but was in the class around that time for a couple of years. His father was
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