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Regatta c1960???

Regatta c1960???

Date Added: 29 May 2014 Contributor: Kirsteen Matthews Year: 1960 Picture No: 3498


Possibly the Queens visit 1963/4 Comment left on 01 November 2014 at 19:20 by Tony Fraser
This is the naming ceremony of the Cromarty Lifeboat "Lilla Marras,Douglas and Will"by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester on 25th August 1956. The Duchess can be seen by the podium. Comment left on 02 November 2014 at 22:13 by Alex Grant
This is much earlier than 1962/63. If you look at the video clip and the picture No.1668 my brother and I rowing a boat around the harbour, in the background the buildings and the harbour wall are in considerably better repair in this picture than they were in 1964 when we were rowing around the harbour..
I guess the buildings are WW2 so either during or immediately post war?

Clem you are the Lifeboat expert. Is this the commissioning of a new Lifeboat?
Comment left on 03 November 2014 at 08:48 by Arthur Bird
This was the naming of the new cromarty lifeboat by the duchess of glouster named llilla maras Douglas and will named after the four sponsors who purchased the boat when they closed down cromarty station the boat went to loch inver if I recall Comment left on 03 November 2014 at 15:22 by Davy Jones
The buildings to which Arthur refers are the Nissan huts which was used to store recycling materials during the 40s and 50s mainly old newspapers and rags. Davy Jones and myself would have been in there many times (unofficially) searching the newspapers for pictures of famous footballers of the time. How the place never went up in flames I'll never know. Davy Jones will Know exactly what I mean !! Comment left on 07 November 2014 at 00:20 by Alex Grant
The cromarty rnli boat is now in Holland and it is called Lille Marris now Comment left on 14 April 2016 at 05:17 by Harry Kniarzyk
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