Cromarty Archive

Tattie Pickers at Rosefarm

Tattie Pickers at Rosefarm

Date Added: 21 March 2005 Contributor: Bright Gordon Year: 1965 Picture No: 1099

Back row: James Watson, Kennie Shepherd, Jim Young, Jack Young and Bob Feasey
Front row: Iris Winton, Bright Gordon and Chrystal Shepherd

Albums: Farming

Groups: Farming, The Tattie Harvest at Rosefarm in the 1960s


Love the clothes and I love my granny Iris in this photo. Comment left on 06 July 2005 at 15:44 by Melissa Mackay
I love the picture and the whole site. I lived in Cromarty around 1938-43 in primary school days. I had a friend Derek (?) Young who I believe was from Rose Farm. Any Connection with the Youngs in the photo??
Geoff Ivory (father coastguard)
Comment left on 18 November 2007 at 18:29 by Geoff IVORY
Hi Geoff. I am a relation of the Youngs who were at Rosefarm. Yes, there was a Derek who had a sister and a brother Malcolm. The sister's name I cannot recall at the moment. Their father was Bill, my granda's brother, granda being Alexander, father to Willie George (my dad)and Julie-Ann. Comment left on 16 January 2009 at 00:54 by Flora Thomson
And if you look in Bright's study at Rosefarm today - the same basket doubtless has a load of wood in it - who says we live in a throw away society. Comment left on 11 March 2009 at 13:48 by Ali Wilkerson - Bright's Cousin
Hi. Sorry but this photo must post-date 1968, for the simple reason that we didn't move to Cromarty until summer of 1968.
I would guess it was actually taken in 1969.
Comment left on 12 April 2014 at 17:08 by Jan (Feasey) Hardie
Hi Flora
I lived at Rosefarm for a short time many years ago. I arrived at the place down in the field from Newton (overlooking the Firth) which name I can't remember in 1954 when I was 9 years old. I then moved to Newton shortly after that and lived in the house at the side of the road there. Bill Campbells mother lived there for some time after we left. My step father (Bill Ramage) was a cattleman there and my step brother (Alex Ramage) was a tractorman. I used to have to walk to school in Cromarty no matter what the weather was like with Dod Campbell. I wasn't there long when my step father moved to Rosefarm. This was when I came into contact with Jim & Jack Young. They lived in the house nearest the steading, then there was a German who lived in the next house and we lived in the next house up from that. In fact your Auntie Isobel and uncle Willie lived in the top house where the grieve's house is now. I seem to remember there was 1 or 2 women who lived with Jim and Jack. I'm not sure about that bit. Maybe they lived next door. I really enjoyed my stay at Rosefarm. I even learned how to swim in the sea at the bottom of the road. After a few years there I moved to Flowerburn Mains, then Castleton at Avoch then Corrachie. As you can see I got around a bit. From the time that I arrived in Cromarty until I left school while at Corrachie was only 6 years.
Comment left on 04 September 2016 at 22:03 by Billy Reid
Hi my dad was William young who had brothers Derick and Malcolm and sister ishbel.
If anyone would like to contact me [email protected]
Comment left on 29 October 2017 at 02:12 by Malcolm young
Interested in seeing the articles on Rosefarm. Wy parents moved there from Caithness in 1953. My dad was the shepherd there for about 10 years before retiring back to Caithness. We lived in the house on the toproad. I left for the RAF in June 1954 and subsequently returned on leave.
Jessie Anne was a sister to Jack.
There were three ex German POWs employed, Herman was the cattleman, Willi and one other.
There was also a gardener who was from Shetland via Falkland Islands named Peter Lawrenson.
Comment left on 21 December 2019 by George Henderson
George Henderson, I am related to Jessie Anne Jim and Jack. I was also related to William Kerschat the German pow.through marriage. Comment left on 07 January 2020 by
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