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Albert Watson
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Albert Watson

Taken after the Queen's visit in 1964, wearing an RNLI jumper.
Picture added on 11 May 2005
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Queen's Visit - 1964
I remember Albert Watson. He used to bring coalto Jemimaville didn't he Clem? My granny used to buy it from him. A very nice man he was too.
Added by Mary Mackay now Harrison on 11 May 2005
A very favourite friend of mine as a young boy. I had many a rough ride on the Endeavour, and the Enterprise. Happily surived.
Added by Donnie Robertson on 31 July 2006
Nice to hear you are still around Clem. Your dad looks good in his uniform. We all knew him as the caolman. Last time I saw you was when you took Veronica and me to a party in Rosemarkie and very nearly lost it in the fairey Glen just before the bridge. It was snowing a bit at the time.
Added by Hamish Munro on 22 May 2007
Yes Hamish, I remember that one too, severe snow, in Cathel Mackenzie's green Shooting Brake, steering wheel gear change, going downhill towards the Rosemarkie bridge. First attempt on a bad surface, using opposite lock to straighten. I picked up the hub cover some weeks later when cycling home from Kessock.
Added by Clem Watson on 24 May 2007
I have very fond memories of myself and my cousins going to Invergordon on the boat with Albert and not caring how rough the sea was. Our summer holidays were spent having a wonderful, carefree time in Cromarty.
Added by Rhona Garratt (nee Hogg) on 26 May 2007
I fondly remember Albert, James Hogg, Harry Gorge (knarsik) (if ispelt his name right), used to help on the 4.30 ferry run to Invergordon through the week and 3 runs on saturday. Harry fell overboard one day half way up the firth. We accused him of trying to poach salmon jumping close by.
Added by Patrick Parsley on 17 July 2007
All our age group of girls would go over on Albert's boat to have our hair done at Patrica's. Also we would go to the outdoor swimming pool which is no longer there.
Added by Gladys Shepherd nee Parsley on 24 February 2010
Rhona -you probably don't remember me but my brothers and sister and I used to stay at Lonemore in Cromarty with my Aunt - we called her Natalie - Nell MacLean. My brothers were twins John and Hamish , my sister is Christine and I am Shona. I remember Rhona, Shona, and Iona. Happy sunny days and total freedom.

Added by Shona Patterson (nee MacLean) on 11 February 2014
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