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Cleaning the Church - 1950?
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Cleaning the Church - 1950?

Group of Ladies. date unknown,but some well kent faces here. I think Ali Jack sent me this one.
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Picture added on 31 May 2010 at 15:10
These are the names I have been given for the church group

Back row
1 Lizzie Purdy.
2 Bella Eileen
3 Madge Mclean
4 Eta Mcarthur
5 Margaret Jack
6 Annie Thain
7 Nellie Onnie
8 Jessie Mary

Front row
1 Agnes Skinner
2 Jecca
3 mrs Cormack
4 Mary Allison(mollies mother)
5 Maggie Painter
6 Margaret Mcintyre(Williaminas daughter)
7 Megan

My appologies for any bynames but that's what I was told.
Added by Ian Jack on 31 May 2010
This is a superb picture and I recognise so many faces of lovely people! It also seems to indicate a period of "entente cordiale" in the village! The ladies in the pictureare a mixture of attendees of both the kirk and the chapel.
I wasn't aware of the ladies from each church helping the other for the annual clean-anybody know if this indeed was the norm in the early 50s??
Added by Andrew J. on 06 February 2011
Love the picture of my Gran. Maggie Painter and some of her friends, well remembered from my childhood. Mrs Comrack, always so happy and Williamiana's daughter. Williamiana would sing sad songs and make me cry.
Anonymous comment added on 22 June 2016
The lady in the front row , third along , is my great aunt Dinah Cormack . She was my grandmother s younger sister . Dinah died in 1975 .
Like the mention that she was always smiling , so true , a lovely lady .

Added by Irene Macleod on 18 August 2021
Dinah Cormack was my great aunt , my grandmother, Isabel Macleod ‘s, sister . I have happy memories of visiting Dinah and her husband Jock , on our yearly visits to the Black Isle. Dinah had a lovely nature and was always so happy . Fond memories of my time spent in the Black Isle .
Added by Irene Macleod on 07 September 2021
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