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Jimmy Thomson

This is whur ither Uncle Jimmy Thomson. Jim wiz a right "twister" aye hivan a fun on someen but a very likable chap.
Jim had a varied life, he worked at many jobs. He was on the Fishery Protection boats and also was fireman on the North Isles boats, and for a time stoked the boilers at the Glaitness Laundry! Among other varied employment.
I have spoken in the past about grandad's skills at building work- behind Jim is the newly built porch built onto The Burnhouse, and you can see how tightly laid are the stones in the wall. He was a slow but very skilled mason and was as good at wood working.


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Picture added on 10 May 2011 at 19:02
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Bonnie built porch right enough and no problems with planning permission back then!
Added by Beryl Simpson on 11 May 2011
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Sammy and Hugh Johnston, BraesideJohnstons at Braeside, LonghopeFree pass to HoutonDeath notice of Sandy SinclairJim and Alex Sinclair from LonghopeMystery gentleman on a motorbikeLizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)Staff of Melsetter House c. 1946From Brinkies Brae, 1970Telephoto picture from Howe Road