Cromarty Archive

Hogmanay 1957

Hogmanay 1957

Date Added: 26 August 2011 Contributor: George E Gilmour Year: 1957 Picture No: 3000

Taken in Campbell Ross's home on Hogmanay 1957 by his father I think! I am afraid that I am unable to name everyone on it.
George E Gilmour

Albums: People


On the extreme right on her own looks like my cousin Dorothy Manson and above her Arthur Brittinton. Comment left on 26 August 2011 at 19:19 by Sue Florence
Hello George, it's been a long time since we last saw each other. I've listed the names here for you. From left -

Back row: You, Me, John Clements and Arthur Brittenden.
Next down: Grace Jack, Margaret Hogg (slightly lower) and Veronica Watson.
Next down: Maureen Fraser, my mother and Dorothy Manson.
Front row: Willie Duncan, Pat Jack and my sister Avril.

Very sadly one or two are no longer with us.
Comment left on 26 August 2011 at 20:01 by Campbell Ross
Whatever happened to Willie Duncan? Comment left on 26 August 2011 at 21:55 by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson Harrison
Hi Campbell.....Who is on George's right between Grace and who I think is Janet. I've managed to get the others? Comment left on 27 August 2011 at 00:10 by Alex Grant
Campbell - you missed out Oliver Davie between Janet & Grace. Comment left on 27 August 2011 at 09:20 by John Ferguson
Hi Alex. The girl with her head tilted beside Grace is Margaret Hogg, and in front of me is Veronica Watson. Janet is second from the left of the photo beside Jimmy Brewster. Maureen Fraser is in front of Grace. My description probably confused everyone, sorry!!

For Sue and Mary, you are right about Dorothy and Arthur, Sue. I don't know where Willie ended up after he left Cromarty. I know he was in the Merchant Navy, and then I think he was onshore as a radio operator, but after that I have no idea. If anyone knows, it would good to hear.
Comment left on 27 August 2011 at 10:37 by Campbell Ross
Campbell.........Thanks for the reply. I should have made it a bit more clear (meaning George's left looking at photo) Oliver Davie was the one I was looking for. Thanks John. Comment left on 27 August 2011 at 16:05 by Alex Grant
Sorry, John. I had Oliver in originally, but decided to rewrite my description and accidentally missed him out. I wonder if he is still around somewhere! Where have all the years gone?
Comment left on 27 August 2011 at 18:52 by Campbell Ross
Thats a great shot Campbell ..I'm glad to say I recognised most of the faces too ! Comment left on 11 September 2011 at 02:39 by John Macdonald
Thanks John. I'm pretty sure my Dad took it at the time. Frightening how time passes, eh! Hope things are still good with you..
Comment left on 12 September 2011 at 09:50 by Campbell Ross
Just re-read the comments and I must say that I am very pleased to see them and to know that so many enjoyed seeing it after all this time. Any comments on my latest upload -Cromarty mains farmworkers. Comment left on 23 November 2011 at 21:37 by George E Gilmour
Form Goes Here