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stevep
04-Jul-07, 18:50
As the Thurso post is proving so popular has anybody got any old pictures of Wick? It would be fascinating to see them

trinkie
04-Jul-07, 18:53
Good idea - but I cant work the system putting them on..... ! Ochanee.

Trinkie

cuddlepop
04-Jul-07, 19:56
Can someone help Trinkie please.:D

Would love to see your old photo's Trinkie

Bill Fernie
05-Jul-07, 08:29
Here is one method from 2little2late


For those who are a bit unsure how to post photos.
Register with photobucket.com
You can then upload photos of your choice.
In your photo album under each photo there are three links:-
Url
Tag
Img

Copy the Img link. Go back to message board and paste the link in your reply, this automatically downloads photo without have to follow the link.

Also, for large photos, I have found that before uploading them into photobucket, resize them first. Open photo you wish to upload. Right click, then open with microsoft photo editor. In photo editor go to image, then resize. Whan the resize box appears I always resize the pixels rather than measurements. I find that resizing a photo to 1000 pixels is just the right size for the photo to be uploaded onto photobucket. Then when it appears on the message board the photo isn't too big.

Hope I haven't made this seem confusing.
Good luck.

Lolabelle
05-Jul-07, 08:48
OH please trinkie, I would so like to see some pics of wick and wickers from the olden days. I love the Thurso ones.:D

jimbews
05-Jul-07, 13:54
As the Thurso post is proving so popular has anybody got any old pictures of Wick? It would be fascinating to see them

A few I found some time ago (which should ideally be re-scanned) are at:

http://chemistry.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/jrb/wick/

JimBews

Jeemag_USA
05-Jul-07, 14:29
I just wanted to highlight this one from the link jimbews posted above because its truly a fantastic photo, well to me it is anyway :Razz

http://chemistry.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/jrb/wick/6306/images/08.jpg

Lavenderblue2
05-Jul-07, 18:52
A few I found some time ago
JimBews


I was delighted to see in the first section a photo of BB Captain Jack Budge. Jack is still going strong in Bayview Nursing Home Thurso - he's well into his nineties now.

LB

trinkie
05-Jul-07, 20:05
Some great photos in from Mr Bews... many thanks.
I remember your father well - and a lovely man he was too.
Mr Caldwell of Wick Junior Choir fame is among them and many other faces I remember.

How many of the young Boys Brigade are still around and looking into caithness.org I wonder?

Great pictures.
Trinkie

jimbews
06-Jul-07, 15:39
Some great photos in from Mr Bews... many thanks.
I remember your father well - and a lovely man he was too.

Trinkie

It's my father that's MR Bews ;)
I'm still just ee meenester's son!

He and Mum are still on the go and met up with a number of Wickers a couple of weeks ago at the sad occasion of Margaret Youngson's (Budge) funeral.

Nothing more recent, but here he is a couple of years ago:

http://chemistry.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/jrb/family/dad90/

JimBews

Margaret M.
06-Jul-07, 18:43
Jim, thanks for sharing those lovely photos of your family. I remember your Dad -- he always had a huge smile.

peter macdonald
06-Jul-07, 23:40
Boat is the Ajax WK106 I think the guys in the pic are Andrew Taylor Jockie Sinclair (Ratter) and Sandy Plowman .....I think
Alister Budge would have been skipper then

airdlass
06-Jul-07, 23:45
Anyone know of any photos of the houses that used to be at Wick airport in the early 1960's?

plumber
07-Jul-07, 19:40
My late uncle Andrew Taylor from Ulbster is in the picture of the boat

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:24
Thought I would give you a hand to boost up the "Week" piccys a bit!

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKVIEWFROMTHERIVERr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKTHEOLDMANr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:27
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKSUNLITWATERSr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:29
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKPLAYINGFIELDSr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKPARISHCHURCHANDBRIDGEr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:31
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKLIPTONSSHOPr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKLANDINGTHECATCHr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:33
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHILLMARKETRIVERSIDEr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHIGHSTREETr1.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:35
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHIGHSTREETLOOKINGWESTr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHIGHSTREETINCOLOURr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:38
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHARBOURDRIFTERSr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKHARBOUR-STEAMDRIFTERSr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:40
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKFROMTHEEASTr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKFROMTHESIGNALSTATIONr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:42
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKFRANCISSTREETCOLOURGr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKFISHINGFLEETARRIVINGINHARBOURr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:44
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKDEMPSTERSTREETLOOKINGWESTr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKCARNEGIELIBRARYr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:46
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKBRIDGESTREETPPr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKBRIDGESTREETOVALr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:48
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKBRIDGEMEREDITHSHOTELSIGNr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKBAYr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:51
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICK-THEOLDMANOFWICKr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICK-PACKINGTHEHERRINGr.jpg

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 17:53
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/ACKERGILLTOWER-WICKr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/ACKERGILLTOWER-WICKFROMTHES.jpg

trinkie
08-Jul-07, 18:32
What a generous person you are Thirsaloon !!
Many thanks for all the wonderful pictures of Wick !
I hope we'll get more sent in now .

Regards
Trinkie

thirsaloon
08-Jul-07, 18:36
What a generous person you are Thirsaloon !!
Many thanks for all the wonderful pictures of Wick !
I hope we'll get more sent in now .

Regards
Trinkie


Welcome Trinkie!

Glad you liked them!

:)

Sporran
08-Jul-07, 21:43
Good to see that you have owld photies o' Week as weel, thirsaloon! I am enjoying these too! :)

Lolabelle
08-Jul-07, 22:44
Your picture and postcard collection must be awsome Thirsaloon. Thank you so much for sharing them. They have been fantastic for me to get a bit of a mental picture of the area.

helenwyler
08-Jul-07, 23:22
You're a star Thirsaloon! :D
I'm making my first trip to Caithness next week and shall enjoy trying to pick out some of the streets and buildings you have posted so generously on the Awesome Org.

Many thanks!

Helen

Betty
09-Jul-07, 04:41
[QUOTE=thirsaloon;239459]http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/WICKBRIDGEMEREDITHSHOTELSIGNr.jpg

Great photos Thirsaloon! This is a most interesting one, where the fountain down by the river is in the process of being built. Do you have a year for it?

trinkie
09-Jul-07, 08:06
Hello Betty,

There is a link to the Fountain on caithness.org. It was recently restored.


The date given is 1906.


Trinkie

stevep
09-Jul-07, 08:55
Brilliant pictures. Thanks to everyone who is posting it's fascinating.

cemmts
09-Jul-07, 10:47
Great pictures. Out of Interest does anyone have or know of any more of the fishing boat WK106 with that crew?

Lavenderblue2
09-Jul-07, 16:26
I am posting the following on behalf of Trinkie. LB

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/OldSoldier.jpg

I love this old photo, taken by Johnston just outside the Studio in Market Place.
An old Soldier walking from Edinburgh to Land's End via Wick, with all his belongings in his cart.
This picture reminds me of the Old Soldier William Wordsworth writes about in The Prelude - as a young boy he too met such a man. Wm Wordsworth plucks up courage to speak to this old fellow. The soldier responds to his greeting -

"Slowly from his resting place
He rose, and with a lean and wasted arm
In measured gesture lifted to his head,
Returned my salutation."

On their return from War, many soldiers found themselves homeless and unable to settle, so they packed a few things and started to walk, living in the open, sleeping under the hedgerows and eating what they could find ! I wonder if this old fellow ever made it to Land's End.
The name of the side of his cart is R.Carlisle

Trinkie

cuddlepop
09-Jul-07, 17:07
What fantastic pictures,thank you for posting them:D

Lavenderblue2
09-Jul-07, 17:29
When I looked closely at this wonderful photo of the old soldier Trinkie I noticed a building behind him which isn't there now - I wonder what it was - does anybody know?

south view 7
09-Jul-07, 18:17
who rembers the"boaties"on the riverhttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/boatsinriver0064.jpg

south view 7
09-Jul-07, 18:28
picture house on left.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/6e_1-1.jpg

south view 7
09-Jul-07, 18:47
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/cc-a3536.jpg

trinkie
09-Jul-07, 19:38
Betty and Thirsoloon - both have submitted a picture of the Fountain foundations by the river, with 'Meredith Hotel' in the background.
That is now MacKay's Hotel, and at the corner of the street facing us is Ebenezer Street, recently said to be the shortest street in the country !
I suppose no more than 40 inches appx.

There will be a link to it here on caithness.org

trinkie
09-Jul-07, 19:52
Lavenderblue2 - I'm going to take a wild guess at this - so please correct me if I'm wrong.
I wondered about that building too, then found this snippet.....

"In the Market Place were the Stocks. Almost in front of it, close to the Cross of Wick, stood the town pump - a square stone erection - the centre of interest on special days when bonfires were lit. On the weekly Market Day, mutton was hung around it for sale, and thither buyers and sellers foregathered. The prisoners were said to play pranks on the worthy people assembling round the pump, by throwing out, through the prison window, strings with hooks attached which said hooks gripped the hats and wigs and sometimes the mutton, of the douce gentlemen attending the Market.."
by John Horne.

Could this be it? What do you think? I dont know when the picture was taken or when the square building was taken down.
I hope someone will enlighten us.

Trinkie

PS another wild thought - I think the prison was near the Tolbooth at that time. ..... Isn't that Tolbooth Lane running up from what is now Woolworths ?

south view 7
09-Jul-07, 20:16
The fountain on opening day.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/fountain1.jpg

Lavenderblue2
09-Jul-07, 20:35
Lavenderblue2 - I'm going to take a wild guess at this - so please correct me if I'm wrong.
I wondered about that building too, then found this snippet.....

"In the Market Place were the Stocks. Almost in front of it, close to the Cross of Wick, stood the town pump - a square stone erection - the centre of interest on special days when bonfires were lit. On the weekly Market Day, mutton was hung around it for sale, and thither buyers and sellers foregathered. The prisoners were said to play pranks on the worthy people assembling round the pump, by throwing out, through the prison window, strings with hooks attached which said hooks gripped the hats and wigs and sometimes the mutton, of the douce gentlemen attending the Market.."
by John Horne.

Could this be it? What do you think? I dont know when the picture was taken or when the square building was taken down.
I hope someone will enlighten us.

Trinkie

PS another wild thought - I think the prison was near the Tolbooth at that time. ..... Isn't that Tolbooth Lane running up from what is now Woolworths ?

I think the 'town pump' sounds right Trinkie - what an interesting description John Horne gave of it.

Thank you for that you're a mine of information.

LB

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 20:58
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1952SEPTK46INBRIDGESTWICK-NEWIN1951.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1950WICKBRIDGESTREETr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:00
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1922WICKHIGHSTREETCOLOURr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1920WICKFROMSTATIONROADr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:02
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1920WICKFRANCISSTREETr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1915WICKSTATIONHOTELr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:04
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1909WICKFROMSTATIONROADr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1908WICKFRANCISSTREETCOLOURr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:06
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1908WICKARRIVALOFFISHINGBOATSr.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1905WICKBAYr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:09
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1905POSTMARKHERRINGPACKERSWICKr.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1904WICKONTHE2NDDAYOFSEPTEMBERr.jpg

thirsaloon
09-Jul-07, 21:11
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1904WICK-BRIDGESTREETr.jpg



http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/thirsaloon/Wick%20Photographs/1900WICKBRIDGESTREETr.jpg

Thats the end of my Wick photographs for just now folks, hope there was few that took your interest and different compared to the usual ones that are seen.

trinkie
10-Jul-07, 07:43
Thank you very much Thirsaloon, that really boosted the Wick photo section, now I hope some others will send in their favourites !

The last coloured photo you submitted - looking down Bridge Street, really tells a story seeing so many folk walking there. Nowadays with people in cars you seldom see them out walking in such numbers. At that time there would have been more 'Good Mornings' and raising of hats !

Trinkie

trinkie
10-Jul-07, 07:50
Sitting here - Luddite as I am - I wonder if someone would volunteer to put photos on the Thread for those of us who are not too sure about it - and in spite of numerous helpful instructions are still too thick to comprehend what you take to be a very simple task ? I speak for myself of course.

Thanking you in anticipation
Trinkie

Sporran
10-Jul-07, 17:22
I am posting the following on behalf of Trinkie. LB

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/OldSoldier.jpg

I love this old photo, taken by Johnston just outside the Studio in Market Place.
An old Soldier walking from Edinburgh to Land's End via Wick, with all his belongings in his cart.
This picture reminds me of the Old Soldier William Wordsworth writes about in The Prelude - as a young boy he too met such a man. Wm Wordsworth plucks up courage to speak to this old fellow. The soldier responds to his greeting -

"Slowly from his resting place
He rose, and with a lean and wasted arm
In measured gesture lifted to his head,
Returned my salutation."

On their return from War, many soldiers found themselves homeless and unable to settle, so they packed a few things and started to walk, living in the open, sleeping under the hedgerows and eating what they could find ! I wonder if this old fellow ever made it to Land's End.
The name of the side of his cart is R.Carlisle

Trinkie

I love this old photo too - there's something quite haunting about it. The youth of the children, in contrast to the age of the old soldier, the slight haze in the background. So sad that many soldiers found themselves in this situation after the Great War! Yet there's still a look of undefeated determination in the aged soldier's eye. I'm sure he had many a tale to tell!

The shorter handle below his left hand appears to say "2,000 miles" - the length of his proposed journey, I assume. I hope he made it as well, God bless him!

south view 7
10-Jul-07, 21:26
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/pc60170.jpg

south view 7
10-Jul-07, 21:31
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/railway0149.jpg

horseman
10-Jul-07, 22:29
Very many thanks thirsaloon, absolutely super photos, an i would dearly like any more info on the featured fishing boat crew.

cemmts
12-Jul-07, 00:16
What happened to the francis street church?

jimbews
12-Jul-07, 10:18
What happened to the francis street church?

I assume you mean the "West Church", which was on Francis Street between Dempster Street and Moray Street.

I know in my father's time (he was minister of the Central and West churches from about 1950 to 1967) the Central Church was used for the morning service, and the West Church for the evening service.

And the BB Bible Class was held in the West Church hall on Sunday mornings (at 10.15am). Sunday School in the Central at 11am, then Central Church at noon! Then possibly a service in a country hall. Then evening service in the West. Guess how often I go to church now?

I have seldom been back in Wick, but remember the shock at seeing the site of the West Church having been converted to a petrol station.

I think the last time I visited was with my parents for the dedication of the pipe organ in Pulteneytown Church, after the organ was moved from the Central Church following its sale to the Baptist Church.

These moves are typical of what is happening throughout Scotland, with the decline in church attendance.

The manse in Thurso Road where we stayed was actually the West Church manse, the Central manse having been sold and converted into the Queens hotel.

JimBews

south view 7
12-Jul-07, 11:55
I assume you mean the "West Church", which was on Francis Street between Dempster Street and Moray Street.

I know in my father's time (he was minister of the Central and West churches from about 1950 to 1967) the Central Church was used for the morning service, and the West Church for the evening service.

And the BB Bible Class was held in the West Church hall on Sunday mornings (at 10.15am). Sunday School in the Central at 11am, then Central Church at noon! Then possibly a service in a country hall. Then evening service in the West. Guess how often I go to church now?

I have seldom been back in Wick, but remember the shock at seeing the site of the West Church having been converted to a petrol station.

I think the last time I visited was with my parents for the dedication of the pipe organ in Pulteneytown Church, after the organ was moved from the Central Church following its sale to the Baptist Church.

These moves are typical of what is happening throughout Scotland, with the decline in church attendance.

The manse in Thurso Road where we stayed was actually the West Church manse, the Central manse having been sold and converted into the Queens hotel.

JimBews
Is this a photo from the west church.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/op.0017.jpg

Lavenderblue2
12-Jul-07, 13:37
I am posting this on behalf of Trinkie. LB


My grandfather was a Lay Preacher in the West Kirk and lived in the Manse around 1908.
Here he is sitting proudly with his Rechabite Group.
Trinkie

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/JamesHendersonandtheRechabiteGroupc.jpg

airdlass
12-Jul-07, 17:09
Nice to see the photo of my grandfather and great grandfather again!:)

At Lassagie
13-Jul-07, 13:47
What happened to the francis street church?

Im not sure exactly when the West Church was pulled down but I know it was in the past 40 years. My bedroom in the house that I was brought up in, had the church's old floor lining the gable wall. My dad was always a bit of a recycler even back then and he was working on the site at the time it was pulled down and reclaimed the wood from the floor.

south view 7
16-Jul-07, 20:13
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/0-0407576.jpg

south view 7
16-Jul-07, 20:17
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/0-0407569.jpg

south view 7
22-Jul-07, 20:38
wick harbour in the "good old days".http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/27maywh.jpgour in 50s.

south view 7
22-Jul-07, 20:41
the north side of the bay.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/tinklerscave.jpg

helenwyler
22-Jul-07, 21:56
Fantastic photo south view 7 - I so envy you having one with an inscription. Is some of the writing cut off by photo framing? Can you give us the whole of it if it is?

johno
22-Jul-07, 22:10
What happened to the francis street church?
it was knocked down to make way for dunnets [ford] garage
dont know why i always thought that it was a pretty sound building.
maybe some older orgers can answer it better.

south view 7
26-Jul-07, 19:51
Fantastic photo south view 7 - I so envy you having one with an inscription. Is some of the writing cut off by photo framing? Can you give us the whole of it if it is?
Sorry helenwyler thats the complete inscription,can you decipher it ?

LENSMAN
26-Jul-07, 20:09
Sorry helenwyler thats the complete inscription,can you decipher it ?

"These are our forefathers"
"dont smile at (me)?"
"? ? poor ?"

helenwyler
26-Jul-07, 20:46
Hmmm! :confused

Could it possibly be
"These are our forefathers
Don't smile at me & say alas poor ???Ferso???"

jimbews
26-Jul-07, 21:06
The BB Bible Class was held in the West Church hall on Sunday mornings (at 10.15am).

And I am sure the 3 B/W photos I found last week will be of a BB camp in the early 1950s. Very small photos, presumably contact prints from film from an old box camera.

See:

http://chemistry.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/jrb/slides/scan01/

JimBews

south view 7
27-Jul-07, 09:01
wick harbour1918http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/h0100.jpg

south view 7
27-Jul-07, 09:04
wick harbour in the 60s.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/harbour5.jpg

south view 7
08-Sep-07, 21:07
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/trinkie0025.jpg

Venture
08-Sep-07, 22:31
Someone told me that the Nethercliffe Hotel has a lot of old photos on display. They mentioned that there were ones of Pulteney and the back streets. Does anyone have any to show on here? By the way thanks for all the photos, Im really enjoying looking back.

cuddlepop
09-Sep-07, 11:19
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/trinkie0025.jpg
What an amazing picture.I love being able to look at old photo's of places in there hayday.
Thanks for sharing:D

Shabbychic
09-Sep-07, 16:14
Wick harbour circa 1905.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd59/shabbychic_album/WICKHARBOURINFISHINGSEASONc1905.jpg

Wick Herring Gutters.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd59/shabbychic_album/WickHerringGutters.jpg

Shabbychic
09-Sep-07, 16:18
Wick from the railway station.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd59/shabbychic_album/WickfromRailwayStation.jpg

Thurso Street.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd59/shabbychic_album/WickThursoStreet.jpg

Shabbychic
09-Sep-07, 16:20
Wick Harbour.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd59/shabbychic_album/wickharbour.jpg

cuddlepop
09-Sep-07, 18:27
the north side of the bay.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/tinklerscave.jpg
Check out the story on the Old cave's thread.

sassylass
09-Sep-07, 20:37
Hmmm! :confused

Could it possibly be
"These are our forefathers
Don't smile at me & say alas poor ???Ferso???"

that's what I read too, but is the last word possibly "Fred"?

south view 7
09-Sep-07, 20:44
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/family0187.jpgI think this was "takein inaye backsideopoltney " maybe trinkie knows,
The women on the left of the back row is my grannie.

south view 7
09-Sep-07, 21:08
A saer fecht for a crust oh loff....http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/8c_1_b.jpg

Lavenderblue2
12-Sep-07, 15:53
I hope that Ackergill counts in this thread because here is an old faded photo of the Ackergill Lifeboat Crew in the early 1900's - probably most of these folk are my relations - as far as I know, mainly Thain's and Flett's.

From 1894 - 1913 the lifeboat coxwain was David Thain who was my g.g.uncle (hope I have the g's right).

Prior to that from March 1878 - June 1894 the coxwain was my g.grandfather William Thain - he is pictured in the second photo along with his wife Elizabeth and eight of his family - I believe the only one missing from the photo is my grandmother Margaret.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/AckergillLifeboatearly1900s.photobucket.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/THAINSACKERGILLPhotobucket.jpg

It would be great if anybody can help more with the names of the lifeboat men.
Fred you seem to be a mine of information in these matters.

LB

Sporran
12-Sep-07, 18:53
Check out the story on the Old cave's thread.

Here's the link to the 'Cave Dwellers in Wick' thread. It's an absolutely fascinating story!


http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?t=32266 (http://forum.caithness.org/go.php?url=http://forum.caithness.org/go.php?url=http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?t=32266)

trinkie
12-Sep-07, 19:04
That's a great photo thank you for putting it on.


It was hard work indeed, but you know the more I think about it the more I am convinced it was a lot better than working in Mills and Factories as most folk who went to cities had to do.
The horrendous machinery must have been terrifying for folk who had come from the country.
Think of the noise, danger and smells and air pollution ! That to me, is far worse than working in the open air with smelly fish.... or working in Service with all that that entailed for young women.


The parents of the women in your photo likely came to Pultney from the 'sooth' from places like Latheron and Sarclet and would have been well used to hard work in the fields in all weathers.
As the children grew up, working in the Fishing industry would give them a steady wage. It was an exciting time a new way of life with a regular income, and better housing.


When I first looked at your picture I immediately thought it was a Yard in Lower Poltney.... But I really am not sure. The Yards in Poltney were Taylor's in Barrogill Street (where my grannie worked ) Skinner's Yard in Murchison Street and Stewarts and Bremner's Yard in Nicolson Street. Down round the Harbour there were Davidsons, More's and Calder's Yards. If my memory serves me correctly.


The folk who came from the 'sooth' all lived nearby in Royal Street ( now Vansittart Street) or Wellington street. At the top of Royal Street was Coasters' Square named for the people who came from the coast.


I have a copy of a Scottish Fisherwife a Gutter, beautifully painted by Sylvia Pankhurst who made a study of Women at Work during the Suffragette Movement . The painting was done when the Scottish Fisher Lassies were down in England likely in Yarmouth or Lowestoft..... if you'd like a copy please PM me.

trinkie
12-Sep-07, 19:08
My reply was for the Southview 7 picture - but I love all of the pictures, many thanks for putting them on - aren't you all clever I still cant do it !!

Trinkie

trinkie
13-Sep-07, 20:04
Southview7... Someone pointed out to me in the small Post Card the lettering on the barrels - is that a C or G ?
If C then that must be Calder's Yard. The skyline is right - looking over to the north side.

Shabbychick - I love your picture of Wick Harbour, though it is not a Wick skyline ! Artistic licence perhaps ?

fred
13-Sep-07, 20:27
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/family0187.jpgI think this was "takein inaye backsideopoltney " maybe trinkie knows,
The women on the left of the back row is my grannie.

I have a copy of that photo from the Groat, July 5th 1996.

south view 7
13-Sep-07, 20:57
Your right fred,it was printed in wickers world then,that"s when i aquired the original.

fred
13-Sep-07, 21:14
Fred you seem to be a mine of information in these matters.

LB

Not Ackergill in the late 1800s I'm not.

There is a book called "The story of Wick and Ackergill lifeboats" by Jeff Morris at Inverness Library, if you ask in Thurso or Wick library they may get it sent up for you.

south view 7
13-Sep-07, 21:17
As Wick was once "by staxigoe" thought i would include one of staxigoe.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/1db0_1.jpg

south view 7
13-Sep-07, 21:28
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/francisst.jpg

Oddquine
14-Sep-07, 06:55
This has all been very interesting.

Coincidentally I spent today wandering around Wick with my cousins who left with their parents to go to Bathgate fifty odd years ago........and among other things, they were talking about the boats on the river and the Trinkie.

They were also a bit peeved with the council that they hadn't taken better care of the building they were born in........and thought it ironic that it is the Planning and Building Services who occupy it now. Lol!

Lavenderblue2
14-Sep-07, 07:29
Not Ackergill in the late 1800s I'm not.

There is a book called "The story of Wick and Ackergill lifeboats" by Jeff Morris at Inverness Library, if you ask in Thurso or Wick library they may get it sent up for you.


Thank you for that information Fred - I certainly will request that book.

LB

south view 7
16-Sep-07, 20:43
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/kirkhill0031.jpg

south view 7
16-Sep-07, 20:49
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/harbour0030.jpg

Murchiemannie
17-Sep-07, 18:57
Love all the old pics of Wick, being an "oldie" I found it quite nostalgic.
Imagine my surprise when I saw my Mum's photo in the Herring Quines picture of south view 7s. I am sure it was Sinclairs Yard of Lower Poultney(used to be near the saw mill and beside the old boat yard) to the right of the Service bridge if my old memory serves me right. :D I was just so pleased to see her.

lin
18-Sep-07, 18:09
Thank you all so much for the pictures. So lovely to look back.
Linda

macdawnauld
26-Sep-07, 21:45
All these photos were taken sometime in 1973. The photos are not mine but are public photos taken from a photo share web site.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19735.jpg
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19734.jpg

macdawnauld
26-Sep-07, 21:47
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19736.jpg
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19731.jpg

macdawnauld
26-Sep-07, 21:49
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19737.jpg
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19732.jpg

macdawnauld
26-Sep-07, 21:52
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19738.jpg
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19733.jpg

macdawnauld
26-Sep-07, 21:54
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/macdawnauld/wick/wick19739.jpg

south view 7
13-Oct-07, 21:25
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/river4.jpg

south view 7
13-Oct-07, 21:30
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/river2.jpg

rockchick
14-Oct-07, 03:02
These have all been great to see. I really liked the aerial photo of Wick (could just see my old house) and the one of the camp site. I didn't realize the camp site was across the river from where it is now (unless I'm seeing that wrong?).

trinkie
14-Oct-07, 11:32
I'm enjoying the old photos too - many thanks to all.

I was curious about the Camping one at first glance, but now I think I've got it..... I see the Station Hotel to the left, then the steeple of Bridge street Church....... But I didn't think there was enough ground on the river side of the path for campling, and yet.....
On the left side of the path was there a little fountain or green iron Well, something with a handle. ( I remember we used to play with it as we crossed the path )

I'm also puzzled about the Dolphin Restaurant. I remember a Dolphin Cafe in the High Street, opposite Charlie Begg's shoe shop and up from Cabrelli's.
It was a single fronted shop. That would be in late 40s / 50s

peter macdonald
14-Oct-07, 11:52
The Dolphin Restaurant was going well into the 60s I think it was the Davidsons that had it at one time

trinkie
14-Oct-07, 12:00
Peter, Do you mean the Yellow one we see here - or the one I remember
( could be that I am totally confused ! )

I think you are right about the Davidsons.

Thank you
trinkie

peter macdonald
14-Oct-07, 15:51
Aye its that one Trinkie Heres one of Wick harbour in the 1960s I got from a friend of mine

south view 7
14-Oct-07, 20:04
I'm enjoying the old photos too - many thanks to all.

I was curious about the Camping one at first glance, but now I think I've got it..... I see the Station Hotel to the left, then the steeple of Bridge street Church....... But I didn't think there was enough ground on the river side of the path for campling, and yet.....
On the left side of the path was there a little fountain or green iron Well, something with a handle. ( I remember we used to play with it as we crossed the path )

I'm also puzzled about the Dolphin Restaurant. I remember a Dolphin Cafe in the High Street, opposite Charlie Begg's shoe shop and up from Cabrelli's.
It was a single fronted shop. That would be in late 40s / 50s
Hello trinkie,the camp site was where the rose garden is now,and if you look at the left of the washing line you will see the top of the old pump that was there ,and it was green,S.V.7.

xx_chickie
18-Dec-07, 12:36
macdawnauld, do you have the copyright for these photographs?

Lavenderblue2
28-Dec-07, 21:06
Here is a photo sent to me recently by a former Junior Choir member taken around 1951 - standing on what may have been a Steven's lorry.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/JuniorChoirc1951.gif

TBH
28-Dec-07, 23:07
I love the 1973 photos, absolutely stunning and gives me a feeling of great warmth looking at them. I could almost step into those and walk along the street and never come back, fantastic, keep up the good work.:D

Lavenderblue2
29-Dec-07, 10:59
My friend has sent me this programme for a Youth Concert in the B B Hall in 1951. I certainly recognise one of these names...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/YouthConcert.gif


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e322/maggie1947/YouthConcert2.gif

Mosser
29-Dec-07, 17:08
What fantastic pictures,thank you for posting them:D
Hello Lavender Blue,
the building in the Market Square was erected by ex-provost Paterson Smith( same man who paid for the fountain) to provide a shelter for the fish wives of the day.It had a seat and a counter, this was in the first decade of the 20th Century.I think it was demolished in the late 1930s.
Mosser

Lavenderblue2
29-Dec-07, 20:17
Hello Mosser

Thank you for that - how very interesting. So the building was a forerunner to the farmers market of today but for the fishwives!

We look forward to hearing more from you on this and other threads.

LB :)

Chligh
29-Dec-07, 22:51
As the Thurso post is proving so popular has anybody got any old pictures of Wick? It would be fascinating to see them
What happened to Wick Photos?

Torvaig
29-Dec-07, 23:37
What happened to Wick Photos?

This is page 4 of Old Wick Photos; start at page 1...... the page numbers are at the bottom of the last post here.....

Mosser
30-Dec-07, 18:51
Hi Trinkie,

the original Dolphin was in High Street where Harrolds Butchers is today. The building was demolished in the 60s and the TSBbuilt a new bank on the site

trinkie
30-Dec-07, 19:32
Thank you Mosser,

I think the original Dolphin was next to the Liverpool Victoria Offices. To the left there was a little lane going down toward the river.
Maybe there was only the door and one window. Inside it was a longish room with lots of tables. Perhaps run by two sisters ?
It was a big treat to have High Tea there - I remember my father having Poached egg on Toast ! I used to love the three-tiered cake stand with all the fancy cakes ! And of course bread and butter came free with your tea !

Across the road was Dan Dunnett's Shoe shop - and what service, he always addressed us as Miss .....(he knew all our names) that really made one feel important and very good for business too! Old Mr Dunnett always wore his specs on top of his head and was usually clutching a box of shoes under his oxter !

Trinkie

south view 7
30-Dec-07, 20:00
the cliff road (plenty food for the roses,no need for homebase then)http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/pc0115.jpg

south view 7
30-Dec-07, 20:06
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/b0104.jpgthe street i was born in

trinkie
30-Dec-07, 21:38
Well I never !! Earlier today I was going to ask for an old picture of Willowbank as my mother was born at number 10 at the turn of the century - I decided not to ask for fear of bothering someone !
South View is this looking to the east and all the new houses, with Shore Lane behind you ? Would you know which is number 10 ?

Many thanks
Trinkie.

trinkie
30-Dec-07, 21:43
Southview - I must tell you a little story of the Minister who came across a little boy in Willowbank, trying hard to reach up to knock at the door.

''Let me help you laddie'' said the minister as he lifted the little boy up.

Three loud knocks and the minister put the boy down again.

''Thanks meenister'' said the little boy. ''Now run lek hell for there's a wild wifie living in that hoose !''

Trinkie !

Coach
30-Dec-07, 22:48
Finding it absolutely enthralling seeing all the old photos of Wick and in particular Frances St and the West Church which I gather was in Frances St if I have followed the photos correctly.
My Great Great Great Grandfather Alexander Reid and GGG grandmother Margaret (Sutherland) lived there where they had 5 children. Does anyone have any information on this family at all. Would love to get any info at all. Keep the photos coming - you are all brilliant!

Coach
East Kilbride (Glasgow)

Moira
31-Dec-07, 01:30
<snip> I think the original Dolphin was next to the Liverpool Victoria Offices. <snip>Perhaps run by two sisters ?

Across the road was Dan Dunnett's Shoe shop - <snip>

I love this thread but unfortunately have nothing to add to it in the way of photos. I do, however, remember the later Dolphin Restaurant in Bridge Street (late 60's?) run by two lovely ladies. I do believe they were sisters and stayed in Mowat Lane, Wick. The chocolate cake was to die for.......

Dan Dunnett's son & grandson kept up the good old fashioned service until the day the shop closed. Graham Dunnett (our previous Lord Lieutenant in Caithness), dressed to impress, complete with bow-tie.... Such memories .....

trinkie
31-Dec-07, 09:12
Good to remember Moira !

I remember a son Graham Dunnett who was in the shop too.
I went in one year whilst up on holiday - He showed me some Barker shoes but lamented the fact that they were no long using leather on the soles but a horrid amalgam of modern stuff ! He was so vexed and apologetic about it, I think he took it personally !

Great service and sadly missed.

Trinkie

Moira
31-Dec-07, 13:27
Hi Trinkie

It was indeed Graham Dunnett I was thinking of. Thanks for that and to the poster who pm'd me pointing out my mistake. I'll go back edit my post. It just goes to show my memory is not what it used to be.... :o

Mosser
31-Dec-07, 15:10
Hi Moira,

the two sisters were Betty & Leenie Davidson who lived in the bottom right house of Mowat Lane as you go down

south view 7
31-Dec-07, 22:12
Well I never !! Earlier today I was going to ask for an old picture of Willowbank as my mother was born at number 10 at the turn of the century - I decided not to ask for fear of bothering someone !
South View is this looking to the east and all the new houses, with Shore Lane behind you ? Would you know which is number 10 ?

Many thanks
Trinkie.
Hello trinkie,the even numbers are on the left side and i reckon the first house with the woman at the door would have been either 2 or 4. SV7.

Julia
01-Jan-08, 01:51
Wick Harbour 1900

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/jmbudge/Wickharbour1900001.jpg

Torvaig
01-Jan-08, 02:04
Wonderful picture Julia; thanks for sharing....

Lavenderblue2
01-Jan-08, 17:19
That is a wonderful picture Julia - I'd love to have that in a frame.

LB

robynaus
03-Jan-08, 01:52
Kenneth Street Wick taken by Davidson's Real Photographic Series. Probably between 1915 and 1925
regards robyn

sphinx
22-Jan-08, 21:59
cool pics anymore:Razz

trinkie
05-Feb-08, 09:03
Many thanks to David Paterson for the snow pictures of the Old Man of Wick on the front page today .
They are quite brilliant and brought back many memories.

Thank you for going out on such a cold day too !

Trinkie

ps Of course the Thurso snow pictures are great too - again Thank You.

south view 7
12-Feb-08, 21:19
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/pc0125.jpg Mount hooly house as it was back then?

south view 7
12-Feb-08, 21:22
Mount hooly house as it is nowhttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/mounthooley014.jpg

south view 7
12-Feb-08, 21:25
the picture house as it washttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/d0dd_1.jpg

south view 7
12-Feb-08, 21:30
the picture house as it is nowhttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/mounthooley010.jpg

Sporran
13-Feb-08, 18:48
Thanks for sharing those "then and now" photos, south view 7. Sad to see the state of both buildings, when you see how they once looked! :( I do remember the Pavilion picture house as it once was. Do you have any idea what year the old photo of Mount Hooly house was taken? It looked so elegant with its lovely, well kept garden back then!

south view 7
13-Feb-08, 22:14
Thanks for sharing those "then and now" photos, south view 7. Sad to see the state of both buildings, when you see how they once looked! :( I do remember the Pavilion picture house as it once was. Do you have any idea what year the old photo of Mount Hooly house was taken? It looked so elegant with its lovely, well kept garden back then!
The only clue i have to the age of the photograph is that the photographer retired in 1938.

miranda
13-Feb-08, 22:37
lovin the now and then pics south view 7 anymore?:lol:

trix
15-Feb-08, 00:44
magnificent pictures :D

i love seein 'e ''then an now'' pictures,

i lek til look at 'e trees, its cool how ye can tell what time o' year 'e picture wis takin in just by what they look lek.

an its nice til see how much beeger they hev grown....:cool:

sphinx
15-Feb-08, 17:40
your pictures are awsome any more old pics to look at:Razz

south view 7
16-Feb-08, 22:03
wick high school without the horrible buildings that surround it now.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/southview7/pc0124.jpg

miranda
16-Feb-08, 22:08
wow the school looks so wierd with no surrounding buildings!!!! and with the horses out front!!

Poultney lad
26-Feb-08, 00:27
anybody got photos of old bignold hospital

scaraben
27-Feb-08, 17:35
Here we have Post Office staff when they dressed smartly !
L to R Donnie Gunn Postman + Willie Gunn (Brother also postman ) & in the centre George, Willie's Son as a telegraph Messenger.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/seumas1285/DonnieWillieGunnwithWilliessonGeorg.jpg

rob16d
27-Feb-08, 17:46
times have changed quickly if this is what they dressed like YESTERDAY lol

trinkie
27-Feb-08, 18:11
Thank you so much for that Scaraben ! It's a wonderful picture.

It brought back memories of the old Telegram !!! How your heart leapt when the Telegram Boy appeared at your door. I remember the last one I received ! Dreadful news.
But then we didn't have telephones, so they were a God send to us all.

Do you remember the old story related to telegrams?

It read.....

Dear mum no mun your son.

the reply read.....

Dear lad too bad your dad !!


Such were our yesteryears !

Tighsonas4
27-Feb-08, 21:11
HI SCARABEN
those were the days when one of the main means of communication was the
telegraph boy. it was a bit of a dread when one visited as more often than
not it was bad news. brings back memories as i knew the three in the photo. regards tony

Moira
27-Feb-08, 22:43
Here we have Post Office staff <snip> ......


Scaraben - I've moved this to the Old Wick Photos thread as otherwise it would slip down and disappear from the General Forum as more posts/threads appear.

I hope you don't mind but it's much too good a photo to lose. :)

Tighsonas4
28-Feb-08, 18:22
Scaraben - I've moved this to the Old Wick Photos thread as otherwise it would slip down and disappear from the General Forum as more posts/threads appear.

I hope you don't mind but it's much too good a photo to lose. :)
THANKS SCARABEN
have been hunting for it as it said moved but didnt say where cheers tony

Highland Laddie
01-Mar-08, 23:29
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/20a.jpg?t=1204410476

NOTE FROM MOD: Large number of posts deleted at OPs request due to images not working.

Torvaig
02-Mar-08, 12:33
HL, I love your old photos; thanks for sharing ......:)

Highland Laddie
02-Mar-08, 13:50
Some photos i found,

I know some have been posted before,
but i couldn't be bothered going through all the photos already on here,

Sorry some i have no idea what, where or who they are.

Torvaig
02-Mar-08, 17:26
Some photos i found,

I know some have been posted before,
but i couldn't be bothered going through all the photos already on here,

Sorry some i have no idea what, where or who they are.

Neither have I; I can't see any of them except Girnigoe and Keiss castles and the street picture!

Highland Laddie
02-Mar-08, 17:30
Neither have I; I can't see any of them except Girnigoe and Keiss castles and the street picture!


No idea Torvaig

I uploaded 38 Pictures and i can see them all ???

Torvaig
02-Mar-08, 17:33
No idea Torvaig

I uploaded 38 Pictures and i can see them all ???

My 'puter has been doing funny things lately; time to start saving for a new one methinks! ;)

cuddlepop
02-Mar-08, 17:35
I cant see any of them,so disappointed.:(

trinkie
02-Mar-08, 19:22
I cannot see the pictures either - not one !
After all your hard work and effort to put them on Highland Laddie... what a pity.
Do please try again I would love to see them.

Good Luck
In eager anticipation
Trinkie.

Torvaig
02-Mar-08, 22:51
I cannot see the pictures either - not one !
After all your hard work and effort to put them on Highland Laddie... what a pity.
Do please try again I would love to see them.

Good Luck
In eager anticipation
Trinkie.

I think it is more to do with our own computers Trinkie; we'll have to do some research.....;)

Bobinovich
02-Mar-08, 23:22
Don't think so Torvaig - I couldn't see any pics either and I'm darned sure my PCs behaving itself - it had better [evil]

Torvaig
02-Mar-08, 23:29
Don't think so Torvaig - I couldn't see any pics either and I'm darned sure my PCs behaving itself - it had better [evil]

Oh good; well not really but I am confidant that you would know if your computer wasn't behaving itself...;)

Highland Laddie
02-Mar-08, 23:56
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/3a.jpg

Highland Laddie
02-Mar-08, 23:59
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/4a.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 00:01
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/4ab.jpg

Torvaig
03-Mar-08, 00:03
That's better.....:)

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 00:13
That's better.....:)


How many do you see

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 00:17
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/5a.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 00:20
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/6a.jpg

Torvaig
03-Mar-08, 00:25
Five in all ...... and good ones they are....

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 00:26
will post more tomorrow

robynaus
03-Mar-08, 01:20
Sorry Highland Laddie all I'm getting is a photobucket message saying it has been deleted. regards robyn

dirdyweeker
03-Mar-08, 01:39
Me too.........:(

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:22
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/guns2.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:24
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/guns1.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:26
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/19a.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:28
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/mysophalees/17a.jpg

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:30
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:33
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:35
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:38
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:40
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:43
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:45
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:47
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:49
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 18:51
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Margaret M.
03-Mar-08, 19:00
Great photos. Stirkoke House was a beautiful building such a shame it was not maintained.

Moira
03-Mar-08, 20:36
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Hi Highland Laddie

Your photos are fantastic. I can still see the ones you posted tonight, but the five you posted late last night, after your initial problems, are no longer viewable. Is there a problem with your photobucket?

These are just too good to miss so I hope you can sort out the problem of uploading them here. :)

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:18
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:20
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:23
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:25
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:34
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:36
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:47
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:51
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:53
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:56
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 22:58
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robynaus
03-Mar-08, 23:00
Thanks Highland Laddie got them now regards robyn

Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:00
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:09
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:11
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:14
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:17
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:19
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:21
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:24
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:26
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:28
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:30
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:37
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Highland Laddie
03-Mar-08, 23:53
Sorry, most of the pictures of people i have no idea who they are,
the School Pictures i think is possibly Bilbster or Sibster schools.

Anyway, that's all i have for now.


ps i may have uploaded a few pictures twice, sorry.

dirdyweeker
03-Mar-08, 23:58
Your photos were well worth the wait. Some fantastic old ones of Wick and the countryside. Well done!

Highland Laddie
04-Mar-08, 00:01
For anyone that's interested in the 1937 Bilbster school picture,
here are some names i found on another similar picture.



Back Row ~ James Wares, Sandy Munro, John Swanson, Ian Allan, Harry Taylor, James Henderson, Ian Banks, Neil Miller, James Sutherland, Sandy Henderson, Jimmy Sinclair, Sandy Miller.

3rd Row ~ Rex Watt, Kinser MacDonald, Joyce Banks, Betty Sutherland, Ella Munro, Bertha Geddes, Katie Watt, Ellen Munro, Bella Wares, ( ? ), Elsie Henderson, Donny Munro, Peter Macdonald.

2nd Row ~ Isa Miller, Bettie Lockie, Margaret Miller, Nellie Lockie, Effie Munro, Bunty Bruce, ( ? ), Anne Cumming.

Front Row ~ Jack Adams, Andrew Cumming, David Taylor, ( ? Banks ), Ken Swanson, Magnus Swanson, Ian Angus


Sandy Munro back row (my uncle)
Ellen Munro third row (my Aunt)
Effie Munro second row (my Mother)

Now that could keep a few guessing.

Torvaig
04-Mar-08, 00:08
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Any one agree that the gentleman on the far right may be Bill Mowat who had the draper shop in Bridge Street, Wick?

Moira
04-Mar-08, 01:17
I think you are right Torvaig. Well spotted. :)

Sporran
04-Mar-08, 08:00
Super photos, Highland Laddie! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all! :)

trinkie
04-Mar-08, 09:47
They all appear to be coming through now - many thanks.
What wonderful pictures. I think Torvaig is right about Bill Mowat, Lybster and Draper shop in Wick. His wife was Aileen Mowat who started the Wick Arion Choir. A daughter I think an actress ?

Many thanks,
Trinkie

jeanstone
04-Mar-08, 14:07
I visited wick bout 17years ago and stay with Ann Webster in her house beside the harbour i would love to get in touch with here can anyone help thank you, a belfast girl, jean stone(murray) :roll:

dirdyweeker
04-Mar-08, 14:19
I visited wick bout 17years ago and stay with Ann Webster in her house beside the harbour i would love to get in touch with here can anyone help thank you, a belfast girl, jean stone(murray) :roll:

have sent you a pm:)

Lavenderblue2
04-Mar-08, 16:18
I wonder if this was anything to do with the Stirkoke rifle club as the man with the bonnet behind Bill Mowat looks awfully like my uncle - Willie Steven. Does anybody think that the man in the middle front with the dark jacket may look a bit like George Dunnet? Maybe this man is his father.

I love these photos.

LB

Lavenderblue2
04-Mar-08, 16:43
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Oh my goodness! The man on the second left is my handsome uncle - John Steven of Puldagon. The man third from left I believe is Willie Swanson Pennyland Farm Watten (either that or he's sixth from the left), fifth left I am sure is Bobby Brown (Jessie Brown Pennyland's husband) and I am nearly sure that the man second from right is my second cousin John Steven (Borgie Hotel)

Highland Laddie, these photos are great, thank you so much for posting them.

LB

Lavenderblue2
04-Mar-08, 16:53
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I am sure that the fellow on the left of the second row down is David Innes Achairn, Stirkoke and the fellow on the other end of that row could be Don Sutherland Blacksmith. The girl third from the left in the third row down could be Margaret Simpson Haster.
Another lovely photo.

LB

Valerie Campbell
05-Mar-08, 21:26
All these pictures are great. I love browsing them, and the ones of Thurso. They give a real sense of what Caithness is all about - community. Keep posting them.

Lavenderblue2
06-Mar-08, 21:34
Oh my goodness! The man on the second left is my handsome uncle - John Steven of Puldagon. The man third from left I believe is Willie Swanson Pennyland Farm Watten (either that or he's sixth from the left), fifth left I am sure is Bobby Brown (Jessie Brown Pennyland's husband) and I am nearly sure that the man second from right is my second cousin John Steven (Borgie Hotel)

Highland Laddie, these photos are great, thank you so much for posting them.

LB

More names:- Left to right - Bill Fitzpatrick (Comm teacher Wick High), John Steven (Puldagon Stirkoke) Sandy Campbell (Stirkoke) Willie Bain (Stirkoke) John Swanson and his father Willie Swanson (Pennyland Farm Watten) John Campbell (from up west Armadale maybe, now Thurso) John Steven (late of Borgie Lodge) Hector Bruce (Stirkoke)

Oh dear the photo didn't come down - these names are for the shooting party on post no.234.

Lavenderblue2
06-Mar-08, 21:41
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This is Mary Macadam (Teacher) who was later the wife of Nigel Gunn of Berriedale. Maybe you remember the thread about the Teddy in the window of the white house at Berriedale...the bear belonged to Mrs Gunn.

LB

Lavenderblue2
06-Mar-08, 21:43
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Har & Gladys Taylor Netherton Bilbster.

Lavenderblue2
06-Mar-08, 21:50
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More names:- L to R Willie Bain (Stirkoke), John Swanson (Pennyland Watten), ? little girl, Bunty Bruce, John Steven (Borgie), perhaps John Mackay (butcher from Lybster), Willie Cormack, George Farquhar, ? , Billy Richard, Sandy Campbell (Stirkoke), Mac Swanson, Bill Mowat.

domino
06-Mar-08, 21:59
I really liked all the photos ,and the memories they brought back.
Were things al that wonderful back then?
Us boys were always on the go. Boating on the river ,fishing at the harbour and all round the rocks,especially Longberry.
I feel that the Town Council of Wick was remiss in many respectsbut two that I feel Strongly about,namely, the loss of othe boats on the river and also when they put the Morning Star on the Bonfire. She lay on the wee slip at the end of the Service Bridge and I understand she was one of Wicks original open lifeboats. A sad end to many things which brought a lot of fun and happiness to many folks over the years.I would not have missed these times for any other

Lavenderblue2
06-Mar-08, 22:12
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Here are some names for this happy group of ladies.

Back row including the ladies squashed at the back; left to right:-

1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5 could be Aggie Campbell, 6?, 7?, 8?, 9 Mrs Ryrie, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14 Bella Clyne, 15?, 16?, 17?, 18?, 19 Bunty Miller, 20 Anne Campbell West Watten)

Standing on floor:
1 Kathleen Harrold, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5 Mary Cuthbertson, 6?, 7?, 8 Kitty Thain (Woollies Wick) 9?, 10 Dudie Calder (Oldhall) 11Rena Swanson, 12?, 13 Etta Harrold, 14 Mrs Andrew (Larel) 15?.

Seated: 1?, 2?, 3 Mrs Sutherland, 4?, 5?, 6?

Sitting on Floor: 1?, 2?, 3?, 4 Marjory Henderson, 5?, 6 Emma Anderson (Watten P.O.) 7 Nettie Sutherland, 8 Sheena Murray 9 Mary Murray.

Looks like the bus driver waiting in the doorway at the back - I wonder who he was...

trinkie
07-Mar-08, 08:49
Well done LavB2.... So many names, that is amazing.

I wonder, could the woman with specs, standing in the back row - top left, near the door... could that be Isobel MacGhan ( laundry MacGhans) she used to go to all the Occasions to play the piano - she could make the old Joanna Ring like nobody else in Caithness ! We danced all the Country Dances to Isobel's playing .... then sang all the songs whilst she played on !

Torvaig and Moira - what do you think ?

Torvaig
07-Mar-08, 11:18
Yes, well done LB. Could it be a WRI Social where different institutes got together and put on some entertainment for each other. The lady on the back row, far left could be The Lady Harmsworth who would sing at such occasions; maybe not..... and could the bus driver be Sandy Spence?

LB, thanks for clearing up the picture of Mrs. Gunn. I knew her face but couldn't quite remember the name.....

Highland Laddie
07-Mar-08, 13:04
Enlarged the man in the background, don't know if this helps any.

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Lavenderblue2
07-Mar-08, 17:36
Someone else has given me some names for the ‘Ladies in the Hall/WI’ picture.
They are not 100% sure though… but it’s worth a try.

Seated No. 6 Margaret Bremner (Staxigeo – who married Crofter Kleminse Kizonski))

Sitting on the floor No.5 Mina Miller (Papigeo - who married John McCaskill Wick radio)
No.7 Shelia McDonald (Papigoe – who married Bill Gunn)


LB

Lavenderblue2
07-Mar-08, 18:02
Yes, well done LB. Could it be a WRI Social where different institutes got together and put on some entertainment for each other. The lady on the back row, far left could be The Lady Harmsworth who would sing at such occasions; maybe not..... and could the bus driver be Sandy Spence?

LB, thanks for clearing up the picture of Mrs. Gunn. I knew her face but couldn't quite remember the name.....


I'm afraid I can't take the credit Torvaig - I went to visit my cousin last night and she was a great help and she's not finished yet!
However I am delighted to be able to submit these names - it's lovely to look back don't you think.

LB

Seonaid
07-Mar-08, 20:59
Hi Jean ,

I have sent you a pm, This is one of Anne's relations.

Thank you

domino
09-Mar-08, 21:36
i do have some old photos but I have not worked out how to show them,in spite of all the wonderful advice. I think if your thick yor thick. Maybe another gift from the mannie

south view 7
10-Mar-08, 11:13
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