1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

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1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by Hughie » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Taken in the early 50's. 1st Ardrossan BB's at camp in Insch, Aberdeenshire.
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Great photo! Source, Frank Herbert. I remember most of the faces but not all the names. My first take on it: Hugh Cotton pointing at the camera, Bobby Kerr behind him, Frank Herbert with the turned up skip cap, Eddie McCracken on the right kneeling and Stirrat Blackwood, bottom right. I think that's the boy McComb crouching at the front.
Others suggested: On the left beside Hugh Cotton, Gilbert Kean then William Ramsey. Bobby Denver is said to be at the back and Jimmy Howieson is believed to be the officer on the left then Jimmy Logue behind Eddie McCracken.

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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by bonzo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:19 am

One word for this picture...........attitude :good:
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:40 am

Definitely Gilbert Kean, Hugh Cotton, and Stirrat Blackwood; and I was wondering if the boy kneeling at the front could be Barry McManus?
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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by meekan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 am

Willie Ramsay has his arm round Raymond King Standing at the back behind Raymond I'm sure is Jimmy Bruce.
I don't think Barry is in that photo the guy kneeling is,and I agree with Hughie his name is McComb, who if memory serves me right stayed in Millglen Road.

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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by Hughie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:22 pm

Yes, Angus. That's where the McComb family lived, Millglen Road, more or less half way up across the Road from my Boyce relatives.

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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by Meg » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:30 am

Hughie wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Yes, Angus. That's where the McComb family lived, Millglen Road, more or less half way up across the Road from my Boyce relatives.
I worked at hunterston with Moira McComb who also lived in Millglen - wonder if that was her brother?

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Post by bobnetau » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:18 am

Talking to Eddie McCracken, he wonders if it was Ian McComb. He is not positive.

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Re: 1st Ardrossan BB's Camp 1950s

Post by Hughie » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:17 am

Yes, Netta. The older brother I think was Ian as I remember but there was a younger one too - didn't know about the girl that Meg mentioned.

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