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Queen Elizabeth passing Brough in South Ronaldsay

Queen Elizabeth passing Brough in South Ronaldsay July 2012
Picture added on 19 November 2012 at 09:19
Going uphill as well! Is that a heron on the black rocks in the foreground?
Added by Dave Smith on 19 November 2012
Hard to keep up with times and changes, but Queen Mary?
Added by Brian Robertson on 19 November 2012
Whur Grandfaither James Thomson was born at The Lower House o Brough, I think his father was boatman tae the Pentland Skerries before the Budge family took ower that duty.
Is The Lower House still standing?.
Added by John Budge on 20 November 2012
Oh it's the Queen Elizabeth. I was on board. Just finishing dinner about then.
Added by W Watters on 21 November 2012
I always knew it as the Upper Hoose. It is still standing but not in good condition and still belongs to a daughter of the Budge family who lives in Switzerland. Do you know who the architect was, as it is a very impressive house.
Added by Jean on 24 November 2012
Thank you Jean, I thought it was Lower Hoose. I have never been to it, I was not aware it was a hoose o some note.
When I was a peedie boy in the Balfour Hospital 1956 there was a nurse Budge working there who I believe was from Brough Farm - would that have been a relative of the man who took over the Pentland Skerries boat following my Gt Grandfather as the boatman??.
Added by John Budge on 25 November 2012
Queen Elizabeth indeed.
Added by Brian Robertson on 26 November 2012
i think i mislead you there. the house in the picture is the farm but the upperhoose was the boatmans house which i was talking about. it could have been his daughter's as she was a nurse there then. she is also my cousin.
Added by Jean on 30 November 2012
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