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Longhope darts team

Name them. Date only a guess
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Picture added on 05 February 2009
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Is the chap in the back row 2nd from the right Billy Learmonth that used to skipper on the Lyrawa Bay by any chance ??
Added by Colin Mcbeath on 07 February 2009
Is that Walter Dunnet middle back row?
Anonymous comment added on 08 February 2009
Have not jumped in on this one, hoped somone else might know all the names. Two faces in doubt, will put a question mark at them.

L/R Back Row Jimmy Bailie(Snelsetter)-Jimmy Cragie??-Walter Dunnet(Booth)-Jock Waters(Garson)-Tommy Groat (Kirbuster)

Middle Row Eddie Latchem??- Sid Taylor(Auld Ha)- Hughie Seatter(Melsetter Farm)

Front Sam Isbister(Pentland View)
Added by John Budge on 10 February 2009
Billy Learmonth would have been a young lad compared to the other gents.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 11 February 2009
Second from the left on back row could be Jimmy Inkster and first on middle row is probably Eddie Latchum. All other are as John says.
Added by Ann on 12 February 2009
I can't put a name to the guy beside Jim Baillie either. The first guy in the middle row is Eddie Latcham- did Eddie not manage the Royal for a while? I feel this might have been shortly after Jimmy Swanson ran the Royal. Eddie was married to one of Peter Wilson's daughters from Orequoy. Also might be later than 1955 if Sidney Taylor was getting intae the pub to play in the team.....
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 15 February 2009
Eddie Latchum worked at H.M.S. Vulcan, Dounreay after leaving Lyness and was one of the interviewers when I went for a job there.
His daughters are called Pauline and Vivian. His wife passed away a few years ago.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 17 February 2009
Only men still alive are Tommy Groat and Sid Taylor, not too sure about Eddie Latchum.
Added by John Budge on 16 July 2011
I think Eddie is still alive.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 19 July 2011
Tommy Groat passed away just after the New Year 2013 aged 90. Huntly's gain was Longhope's loss when Tommy and Bessie moved away for they were two fine folk.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 11 January 2013
was this sam isbister married to a may? fotheringham?
Added by Kaja Wilson on 03 April 2014
I think her maiden name was Allan or Alan!
Anonymous comment added on 28 April 2014
Yes that would be her...I thought it was fotheringham as that is what is on her headstone but after doing abit of digging I found that fotheringham was her middle name (mother's maiden name) and her surname was Allan.
They would be my partners grandparents.
Added by Kaja Wilson on 28 April 2014
Yes that would be her...I thought it was fotheringham as that is what is on her headstone but after doing a bit of digging I found that fotheringham was her middle name (mother's maiden name) and her surname was Allan.

They would be my partners grandparents. This is the first photo of his grandfather he's seen...thank you :)

They would be my partners grandparents.
Added by Kaja Wilson on 28 April 2014
Sorry I forgot to add my name Kaja.
May & Sam's youngest son was called Allan, who is regretfully no longer with us.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 28 April 2014
I think your right Jimmy Eddie Latchum did run the Royal in Longhope. He managed Scapa House in Thurso when we lived there in the 1970's a fine modern building to accommodate Royal Navy personnel working at the same place as I did, HMS Vulcan, Dounreay. We had out Christmas staff night out there.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 29 April 2014
May Fotheringham Allan was indeed married to Sam Isbister she was my grandmother she was from Stronsay. My mother Elizabeth (Ella) also had May Foteringham as a middle name
Added by Ian Mckay on 09 July 2014
Ian I don't suppose you have any photos of them you wouldn't mind sharing? It would be lovely to put faces to names especially as we have such little info on Peters (my better half) fathers side of the family.
Added by Kaja Wilson on 17 March 2015
Eddie Latcham passed away within the last year. Above I should have mentioned their youngest daughter Zena as well. It was through her that I heard of his passing. The only one left in this photo will be Sid Taylor.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 19 August 2015
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