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Cromarty Mains workers - c1950
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Cromarty Mains workers - c1950

Date not known but I believe it was taken at Cromarty Mains and it would be prior to 1950 and I know that from the right the men are - My father Peter Gilmour, my brother Peter Gilmour, Hughie McClemman but I am afraid that I cannot recall the others names. I have an idea that one is Angus Ross brother to Madge who lived next door to teh Cromarty Arms - George E Gilmour
Picture added on 14 November 2011 at 09:28
Comments:
That would my Uncle, Hughie MacLeman!
Added by Margaret Tong on 15 November 2011
I am afraid that I may be wrong when I said that this was taken at Cromarty Mains, my sister tells me that it was more likely at Udale Farm - farmed at the time by a Mr Chapman - date still unknown
Added by George E Gilmour on 08 January 2012
I ken my Uncle Hughie was at Rose Farm - would that have been it?
Added by Margaret Tong on 09 January 2012
It would not be Rosefarm as my father and brother did not work there. I can only recall them at Cromarty Mains and Udale.
Added by George E Gilmour on 09 January 2014
Yes George, I think you are right. My mother worked on Udale farm and I remember her talking about a Peter Gilmour. Udale farm was always worked with only horses Mr Chapman wouldnt entertain tractors etc and Mum said he was good at ploughing with a pair of horses.
Added by Mary Tomlinson Harrison nee Mackay on 11 January 2014
I remember Mr.Chapman and his sister coming to the East Church by pony and trap, he was an elder. They sat in the first box pew to the right of the pulpit. I've no idea where they tied up the horse?
Added by Bertie Macdonald on 13 January 2014
not Rosefarm as the Youngs worked at Rosefarm
Added by Flora Thomson (nee Young) on 13 January 2014
Further to my comment about Mr Chapman of Udale Farm He did indeed have a pony and trap his horse was called Charger and he was a trotting pony he used to come down to the shop in Jemimaville several times a week I remember trying to stroke Charger but he used to bite.In later Years late 1950s Charger died he is buried in the front garden of Udale House
Added by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson Harrison on 31 January 2014
I think the good looking chap fourth from the left is a German POW who worked at Rosefarm when I lived there in the forties. I think his name was George and he married Isobel Thomson of Cromarty. Are they still alive?
Added by Freda Bassindale on 23 January 2015
Sorry but the man 4th from the left is my brother Peter Gilmour as I put peter and Hughie in the wrong order.
Added by George on 23 January 2015
Freda am afraid both Isobel and Willie Kerschat are no longer with us.
Added by Flora Thomson on 23 January 2015
and Uncle Hughhie is gone as well
Added by Margaret Cowie on 25 January 2015
So Sorry to hear that Hughie is gone as he and my brother Peter were best friends and I knew him well too.
Added by George E Gilmour on 27 January 2016
That would be right, George.

Uncle Hughie was ill for a long time.

He lived over in Saltburn.

Added by Margaret Tong on 31 January 2016
Yes the last time I saw him was at my sister Peggy's funeral a good few years ago.
Added by George E Gilmour on 16 April 2016
Mr. Chapman, the farmer mentioned here, was Jasper (1903-1984)and his sister was Rhoda (1901-1983. They were unmarried cousins of my grandmother. Their father was from a farming family but their mother was a Londoner !
Added by Mandy Sutton on 02 June 2018
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