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Sitting on the sea wall - c1980

Sitting on the sea wall - c1980

Date Added: 09 September 2003 Contributor: Sandra MacDonald Year: 1980 Picture No: 483

Alistair (Gaffer) MacKenzie, ?, Violet Russell and Betty Hogg taking the sun on the wall on Shore St. Betty still sits there to this day.

A picture of Gaffer in his piping days can be seen in picture #28.

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The gentleman whom Violet has her arm round is "Rex" Skinner who lived in Gordons Lane. Comment left on 03 October 2003 by Sue Florence
I think the ? is Rex Skinner the coastguard - his brother Bummy was lifeboat mechanic at Blyth. Comment left on 25 January 2004 by Ian Jack
Many happy memories as a child, of Betty Hogg when I stayed on holiday with my family in Gordons Lane in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Remember she gave us veg from her garden and took us to the Cromarty Arms for a sing song I think. Remember daughter Margaret and her son Alan as a little boy, and Willie.
Comment left on 01 June 2005 at 19:55 by Anne Forrester
Betty Hogg was a very powerful swimmer, and it is not known by many in Cromarty that she holds a Royal Humane Society Medal, and Certificate, for saving life from drowning, in the sea off Cromarty. Comment left on 02 June 2005 at 10:56 by Clem Watson
aye, you're right enough, Clem, Betty still swims when the weathers fine, [ a hardy creatur] Comment left on 02 June 2005 at 23:06 by Anon
I can just smell the sea. Comment left on 23 February 2011 at 18:12 by Dorothy Ewen (Robertson)
Definitely Rex Skinner my Uncle Comment left on 21 April 2022 by Jill Molyneux
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