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Picture added on 11 January 2009
Comments:
Another one of mine Steven, I think maybe in Eday.
Added by BRANDYMAN on 12 February 2009
Looks like David Reid the boatbuilder who lived at Gravesend, Calfsound, until the late 1960s/early 1970s. The whole family moved to the Buckie area where they were employed in the shipbuilding and fishing industries.
Added by Rob Thomson on 15 February 2009
This photo features in Rosemary Hebdens excellent new book 'Eday' and is captioned 'Davy Reid, Gravesend, Calfsound, making dinghy (last boat built on Eday)'
Added by Lindsay Reid on 15 February 2009
In this photo Davy Reid is repairing an old boat - not building a new one.
Added by Rob Thomson on 20 February 2009
This is my father repairing a dinghy in 'Purdie's' as you can see the smiddy fire in the background.The last boat he built in Eday was at Gravesend. The last boat he made was here in Portknockie and launched a few weeks before his 80th birthday. Possible photos of her in the Eday Heritage.
Added by Herbert D Reid on 05 March 2009
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Eday

Eday Home GuardMystery marine lightGarsons in Stavanger 1964Taken from the Eday ferry in July 2014Hell's Mouth, Lamb Head, StronsayTidal turbineDeck crew in bow of Severn SeaBrother Clifford's busEric Lawton in 1943Fourth Barrier from air, 1980