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James N Watters Garson Longhope

My Grandad giving his horse a treat.
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Picture added on 29 March 2008
Always known to the community as "Jimmack o Garson" a very quiet hard working man. Jimmack aye let his wife Francis do the speaking!
As a boy we went to Garson a lot, many a cup o tea was had in Garson's kitchen.
Son Jimmy was a great engineer and could make something from very little, as I remember converting drag ploughs to mounted was one of young Jimmys specialities. Sadly he died a young man and the family sold out of the farm. Jimmy was V in C of the Coast Guard in Longhope.
Added by John Budge on 02 April 2008
It was young Jim's brother John that was VinC with the L S A, Also died a young man.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 02 April 2008
The story o me life "mooth in gear before the brain" or in this case keyboard in gear.
Jimmacks' son who stayed and worked on the farm was John or "Jock o Garson" as he was known to all.
Son Jimmy was a engineer in Kirkwall working at P F Thompsons.
To get back to Jock, when I wiz a peedie boy Jock used to say "hiv yea got any calves wae hair on their nose yet" for he wid buy ane fae me only if hid had a hairy nose, so every time wae got a calf I wid look tae se if there wiz hair on so I could sell it tae Jock o Garson.
A great guy whoes life was much too short
Added by John Budge on 02 April 2008
I thought it was Jock who was in the Longhope (LSA) as it was known then.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 02 April 2008
It was Jimmack o' Garson's son Jock that converted the ploughs and was the V in C of the Coastguard in Longhope.
Added by Ann Sutherland on 04 April 2008
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