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At the wheel

At the wheel

Date Added: 18 February 2011 Contributor: George E Gilmour Year: 1935 Picture No: 2871

This was taken I believe on board a ship which was off Cromarty to be broken up - The 3 men are left to right at rear - the brother of a Mrs Robertson who lived in Bayview Crescent - Mr Robertson -and my father Peter Gilmour - no date available but clearly quite some time ago. My father died in April 1957 - George E Gilmour

(I've guessed the date at 1935 - Calum)

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I am doing my family history - my family dates back to Cromarty - I have several Peter Gilmours through the generations. I am decended from John Henry Hebner and Elizabeth Gilmour. John Henry was a merchant seaman born in Holland. The family lived at 8 Braehead acording to the 1881 Scotland census. Was wondering if Peter Gilmour in this photo was a relative. My Great Grandfather John McKay Hebner was born in Cromarty 16th July 1872. I have an old photo that on the back reads "Gilmours cottage" it looks very like 6 Barkly Street which is another of the address they lived at. Does anyone have any information? Comment left on 15 April 2011 at 11:01 by Cathy Monnington
1. re Cathy's comment I have sent an email to her about this as my family once lived in Barkley Lane Cromarty a long time ago.
2. The photo was taken on the "Osterhav" see " The Cromarty I knew" by Eric Malcolm page 19 - George E Gilmour.
Comment left on 21 April 2011 at 09:21 by George E Gilmour
This is my Father Peter Gilmour. I am Mary Mcintosh. Comment left on 22 September 2011 at 10:23 by Mary Mcintosh
Are you able to tell me if you are related to George Gilmore, born Inverness about 1870-Feb 1867, Cromarty; wife Elizabeth Junor about 1870-Nov 1860 Cromarty. Comment left on 07 April 2015 at 02:27 by Angela Barclay
not at all I think but will check and post again as soon as I can Comment left on 09 April 2015 at 20:34 by George E Gilmour
From the research I have done the Gilmours I am related to came from Cromarty and originally further north. It is possible that later generations may have moved down to Inverness but I don't know. In answer to your question Angela I don't think we are related. Comment left on 11 April 2015 at 21:17 by Cathy Monnington
I am the daughter of Donald (Donnie)Taylor,the man on the left was Colin Stewart (better known as Stewart) Thomson from the Denny.He was Ella Robertson's brother,my father'suncle. Comment left on 09 June 2015 at 20:57 by Linda Low
Thanks for that Linda - we were neighbours and lived at 31 Bayview Crescent - who is your father then? Comment left on 10 June 2015 at 21:18 by George E Gilmour
My father was from Ella's first marriage to George Taylor (Fortrose)who died in 1918. His younger brother was Peter, a coastguard, who married Jean McLeod, she lives in Wick. My mother was Louisa (Loula) Taylor from Burnside. Comment left on 08 July 2015 at 13:43 by Linda Low
Thanks Linda Comment left on 19 October 2015 at 20:04 by George
Is there any family left in Fortrose or around that area called Junor ? Comment left on 23 January 2019 at 21:14 by Mandy Smith
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