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Thread: Old Thirsa Piccys

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    Believe the area you are referring to was recently Bridgend Building Supplies.
    Away back it was Crear's Sawmill which then came to be known as the Thurso Steam Sawmill so I am guessing the chimmney is associated with the steam engine that drove the machinery in the sawmill.
    The mill was then owned by a Mr Munro (and family) - he was the father of Hettie Munro who ran the Ships Wheel antique shop with her brother Alistair (where the Bistro is now).
    Many older people always referred to the area as Munro's Woodyard even after it passed into the ownership of Bobby Riddell.

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    Thanks for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticjock View Post
    Looking down Sir George's Street toward Springpark from Sir John's Square.

    Dates are approximate;

    c1900 1 of 4


    c1925 2 of 4


    c1961 3 of 4
    I have the middle one in colour - will put it up when I find a good enough scanner.

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    Thurso Old Town from Springpark(-ish).
    All dates are approximate.

    c1875 1 of 5


    c1899 2 of 5


    c1900 3 of 5

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    c1901 4 of 5


    c1926 5 of 5

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    Love the one numbered 4 of 5... i know my ancestors were there then, its nice to see how they might of lived.
    Out of my mind. Back in five minutes!!

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    Thurso River & Harbour c1905

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    Is it just the angle of the picture or was the river wider then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inorg View Post
    Is it just the angle of the picture or was the river wider then?
    I would say that the tide was in at the time the photo was taken and that makes the river appear wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I would say that the tide was in at the time the photo was taken and that makes the river appear wider.
    I would agree with you there Buttercup.
    I have the impression the picture was taken from the deck of a boat.
    It may even have been taken late 19th-century, judging by the predominance of masted vessels on view.

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    Sinclair Street c1940s.

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    Thurso Harbour c1910-1920.

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    Not sure if this has already been posted on this thread, but here goes...


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    Nice old pics.
    Has anybody got a pic/ map of the old pond that was behind the fire station?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Even Chance View Post
    Nice old pics.
    Has anybody got a pic/ map of the old pond that was behind the fire station?
    Thanks
    Sorry, I meant the pond that was in the same place BEFORE the shallow concrete paddling pool was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Even Chance View Post
    Sorry, I meant the pond that was in the same place BEFORE the shallow concrete paddling pool was there.
    Think I have somewhere!!!

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    Came across this one recently, which I think dates to the early 60s



    I've found another photo from later in the year.

    Last edited by The Oracle; 17-Mar-10 at 00:14.
    " ... Life's too short ! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Oracle View Post
    Came across this one recently, which I think dates to the early 60s
    Wonderful picture!
    Reminding me of playing doon by 'e Maal on ma way home from the Miller.
    Last edited by plasticjock; 16-Mar-10 at 11:36. Reason: typo

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    Here's another one of the Mall and Bridge. c1930

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasticjock View Post
    Here's another one of the Mall and Bridge. c1930
    Nice picture plasticjock, great to see it.

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