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Ernie Shepherd - c1950

Ernie Shepherd - c1950

Date Added: 15 August 2011 Contributor: Alla Macdonald Year: 1950 Picture No: 2986

Presumably taken on the same day and roof as picture #2984, who's the young lad and what's the date?

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I think the young lad is ABU Shepherd? you'll need a cross check on that. C1950's would be him about 12yrs.old then? Comment left on 15 August 2011 at 15:07 by Clem Watson
No "elf and safety" there hahaha Comment left on 15 August 2011 at 17:33 by Sue Florence
This ABU SHEPHERD he would have been 15 then. Comment left on 15 August 2011 at 19:14 by John Jack 15 Aug 2011
The date, 1950, is only a guess. If you know when Abu was born then maybe we can be more accurate. Comment left on 16 August 2011 at 08:46 by Garve Scott-Lodge
Hi Garve. Dad was Born in 1937. Jordan Looked at this photo and it seems like history repeating itself as he has just spent the last few months atop Arthur & Peter Birds roofs with Nick & Graham. Comment left on 18 August 2011 at 20:29 by Paul Shepherd
And a very good job they have made of it too! It must be in the DNA. Interestingly No.7 Braehead was last reslated in November 1967. Hugh Hossack replaced the sarking for £93.11s.0d and Donald Fraser slater from Conon Bridge did the roof and ridges for £188.4s.4d. In total that's about £5665.00 in modern money. How inflation has taken it's toll, in 2011 it was several times that. But in another fifty years it won't be my problem. Well worth it. Thank you Nick, Jordan and Graham. Comment left on 19 August 2011 at 11:17 by Arthur Bird
I don't think it is Abu, I think it is Jimmy Dixon .

Comment left on 15 October 2011 at 00:14 by Nora Watson
ABU for sure. No mistaking that cute smile! Comment left on 13 February 2012 at 15:09 by Iris Winton
This is Jimmy Dixon my grandfather. Comment left on 08 March 2020 by James Moncrieff
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