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Lifting Tatties - c1955

Lifting Tatties - c1955

Date Added: 17 September 2003 Contributor: Evelyn McNaughton Year: 1955 Picture No: 502

We think this pic is taken at Rosefarm. Evelyn tells us that George Eastwood is in the middle of the back row. Any other names?

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Before the war we used to get paid 6 bob a day. (6 shillings, or 30p in new money.) Comment left on 17 September 2003 by John McBean
Yes I remember, we got Tattie Holidays from School and my grandmother always made sure I got a job at the tatties. She maintained that if the holidays were for that purpose then that's what I had to do! Oh how I hated getting up at 6am and setting out to local farms and breaking your back lifting tatties all day but when pay day came it was magical - all backache forgotten. Comment left on 19 November 2004 at 23:35 by Mary Mackay [now Harrison]
Front row 3rd from right looks very like a friend of my fathers, Donnie Hossack. My dad would have been 18 in '55 so its possible. Comment left on 02 March 2005 at 10:42 by Norman Matheson
Back row left is the late Jack Young, who was Grieve at Rosefarm for many years. His brother James Young usually drove the old CASE tractor, which went at a gentle pace, so as not to scatter the spuds
to far from the pickers. Is that Francis Fraser to George Eastwood's left? From memory George worked
as a driver for Francis' father, who was based at Cullicudden.
Comment left on 10 December 2005 at 22:35 by Clem Watson
Is that my gran sat by the man with the dog? Alice Jenny Simm married Kenneth Cameron Shepherd. Sadly he has passed and she is near joining him now. She is at the Shoremill Home near cromarty. Comment left on 21 January 2014 at 14:47 by Mark Bown
Back row - 4th in is Bert Ross who my grandparents Mary and Alfred Fraser brought up. 6th in is Francis Fraser my cousin. 7th in is John Fraser known as Jock from Bog of Cullicudden Farm. Front row - 2nd in is Patsy Rattray my cousin. 3rd is Irene Fraser my cousin. 4th is Donald Mowat my brother. 5th is William Rattray my cousin. I hope that this is of some help to you. Comment left on 03 January 2015 at 12:24 by Margaret Sinclair nee Mowat
Chapelton, Balblair. Not Rosefarm Comment left on 21 August 2015 at 22:05 by Anon
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