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Mystery Piries from Culdigo

Does anybody know who any of these people are. This copy of a photograph was sent to me by relatives in the U.S., but I have not had any success in finding out who they are. It reads Pirie, from Culdigo, Houton, Orphir, but no date or names.
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Picture added on 19 July 2010 at 12:07
Comments:
The Photograph was taken In the Barn at Culdigeo on the Occasion of the Golden Wedding of Mr & Mrs James Pirie. At a guess it was in the late 1930’s. Culdigeo is on the Scorradale Road.

In the Photo if I can remember what I was told all these years ago by my Granny.
Back row Bertie Work ,Son-in –Law (Collingwood ,Stromness) Bob Firth ,Son-in –Law (Horraldshay, Finstown) John Laughton Son-in –Law ,(Houton Head) Tony Laughton ,grandson

Middle Row Tina Work (daughter) Mr & Mrs Pirie, Margaret Laughton (daughter) with son George Laughton her knee, Not sure about this chap but think it was Willie Tait from News in Houton

Front row May Firth (daughter) Rosetta Firth (granddaughter) "Peedie Tina" Work (granddaughter)



Added by Morag Flett on 19 July 2010
I recognise this picture because my mother had a copy of it. She was Violet Johnston, who was a servant girl at Culdigo until 1937 when she married my father, Albert Dunnett, the tenant in the next doot croft of Crumbrecks or Crumpies.
Added by Eva Adamson on 02 October 2010
I saw a link to this photo in Sib Folk News and showed it to my mother, Isa Mackenzie(nee Tait)who is 97 years of age. Mrs Pirie was her Grand Aunt Jeanie. My mother is sure that Bertie Work is at the right in the middle row, not her Uncle Willie Tait of Newhouse. She agrees that Bob Firth is probably top row second from the left although the man top left looks quite like him too. She has no idea who the man top left is if he is not Bob Firth. She agrees with all the other identifications.
Added by Kathryn Baillie on 14 January 2011
Does anyone know who owns Culdigo now
Added by Douglas More on 02 February 2011
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