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Picking up the mail from the ferry - c1933

Picking up the mail from the ferry - c1933

Date Added: 03 December 2004 Contributor: Catriona Gillies Year: 1933 Picture No: 966

Hugh Watson (Mounteagle) and Evan Ferguson collecting the mail off the Invergordon ferry. They would wheel it up to the Post Office on the 'hurlie'.

Albums: People

Groups: Cromarty & Poyntzfield Post Offices


This a superb photograph! Shows that in those days men took a pride in the job! Clean, well dressed, footwear polished. Even the hurlie's in good nick! Hughie got this hurlie latterly (after a new replacement with rubber tyres) to carry the outboard for his small boat to the harbour, then off to set his scanty! 20 hooks 20 flooks!

RMS Ailsa unloading in the background.
Comment left on 26 February 2005 at 13:42 by Clem Watson
Im proud to have this photo - Hugh Watson was my Grandfather and I spent loads of holidays at Nount Eagle on Bank Street where he lived.
I remember McBeths sweet shop, Mr McBeth and his family
Comment left on 15 June 2016 at 20:30 by Steve Scott
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