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Ernie Shepherd - c1950
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Ernie Shepherd - c1950

Presumably taken on the same day and roof as picture #2984, who's the young lad and what's the date?
Picture added on 15 August 2011 at 14:55
I think the young lad is ABU Shepherd? you'll need a cross check on that. C1950's would be him about 12yrs.old then?
Added by Clem Watson on 15 August 2011
No "elf and safety" there hahaha
Added by Sue Florence on 15 August 2011
This ABU SHEPHERD he would have been 15 then.
Added by John Jack 15 Aug 2011 on 15 August 2011
The date, 1950, is only a guess. If you know when Abu was born then maybe we can be more accurate.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 16 August 2011
Hi Garve. Dad was Born in 1937. Jordan Looked at this photo and it seems like history repeating itself as he has just spent the last few months atop Arthur & Peter Birds roofs with Nick & Graham.
Added by Paul Shepherd on 18 August 2011
And a very good job they have made of it too! It must be in the DNA. Interestingly No.7 Braehead was last reslated in November 1967. Hugh Hossack replaced the sarking for £93.11s.0d and Donald Fraser slater from Conon Bridge did the roof and ridges for £188.4s.4d. In total that's about £5665.00 in modern money. How inflation has taken it's toll, in 2011 it was several times that. But in another fifty years it won't be my problem. Well worth it. Thank you Nick, Jordan and Graham.
Added by Arthur Bird on 19 August 2011
I don't think it is Abu, I think it is Jimmy Dixon .

Added by Nora Watson on 15 October 2011
ABU for sure. No mistaking that cute smile!
Added by Iris Winton on 13 February 2012
This is Jimmy Dixon my grandfather.
Added by James Moncrieff on 08 March 2020
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