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The Blossom - INS.241
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The Blossom - INS.241

The Blossom was built in Avoch at Danny Ralph's yard near the Henrietta Bridge in 1929.
She was particularly successful at the Kessock herring... she had a shallow draft and could go where the bigger craft could not.
Picture added on 08 June 2010 at 21:47
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The three men on deck that frosty morning, from left to right are two of the brothers of my granny Mary Reid..... James W. Reid known as Jaimeson, lived at Begonia Cottage, and his younger brother Roddie Reid, who maintained the paraffin driven Kelvin engine.
Standing tall is William Patience, known in the village as Wulla Ounclky.
It is difficult to imagine how these fishermen on the Scaffies, so exposed without a wheel-house would brave the elements, some venturing far North, into and through the Pentland Firth.
Added by Alister/Ali Jack on 11 July 2010
I kent it wis Wulla Ounckly !!His douggie chaised me in through Grannie's gate and Grannie's cat jamp on the doug's heid and I wis saved !!
Added by Clachy on 18 January 2011
Just remembered --the dog was called Monty !!!
Added by Clachy on 18 January 2011
Doon the dennaiye for ees brakfaiste, Wulla wud ay brek twa ra' eggs un ees taiye.
Gyads.....I'd be coupan fan a sam, that we the smell a 'aireen an' the stronge smell a' smok fae the boogie rol un ees pipe tee.
Whut a gouf doon there!



Added by Alister/Ali Jack on 19 January 2011
WI OOR NETS AN;GEAR WE;RE FARIN;HOW IT WAS NAE FANCY WHEELHOUSES THEN!LOVE THE AUCHIE TWANG!FROSTY MORN OK.HEADING WAST TILL CHINRY;PAST THE MUCKLE ROCK AYE!Added by J.Reddigan 6/4/13/.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 06 April 2013
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