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Hoy Head

Hoy Head 1970 (date is approximate)

I'll leave it to someone else to name those on board.
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Picture added on 19 July 2011 at 18:39
I think I recognise three of the crew. Standing aft of hatch Alan Smith, leaning over the bulwark I think its my uncle Davie Learmonth and beside Davie is John Groat. I have fond memories of the Hoy Head going to Swartland for my summer holidays. Them were the days! I remember one trip when my younger brother 3 or 4 years old at the time went missing, it was panic stations for a few minuts until we found him down below in the crews mess. His uncle Davie or Billy had taken him below for a biscuit and juice.
Anonymous comment added on 20 July 2011
Alan Smith wae the tammy on, and Jock Groat standing up right at the gunwall, dont ken the rest.
Added by Keith Dempsey on 21 July 2011
I would say one of them sitting on the hatch with his face half hidden by the ropes is Geordie Taylor. It was probably some sort of special trip as the hatch is battened down with what looks like car lifting nets on it.Down the side deck is a couple of boxes and what looks like an acordian case standing there. Could it have been a wedding in Flotta perhaps?? The anonymous comment is from a Pottinger boy. Possibly Stewart and refering to Brian but I could be wrong
Added by Bill Sclater on 21 July 2011
I wonder if that is Willie Delday standing, wearing the suit? That would explain the accordion.
Added by Sandy on 22 July 2011
If you add aboot 6 stone,pit a pair o glesses on his face and lose most o the hair, the other one on the hatch looks like a young Ian Robertson
Anonymous comment added on 25 July 2011
Could the man in the suit be Reggae Davidson fae Damhoose in Flotta?
Added by Anon on 26 July 2011
Ian Robertson, Allie Sinclair, Alan Smith, Reggie Davidson, John Groat and ? Learmonth.
Added by Phyllis Gee on 27 July 2011
Its definately my uncle Davie thats just how he would stand and maybe a bit camera shy
Added by David Pottinger on 01 August 2011
I think the anonomous comment is from Moria, about her wee brother Ian Macleod, their grandad was old Tam Learmont of Swartland in North Walls!
Added by Elaine Sutherland (Allen) on 28 March 2012
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