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Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library

Bridge Street
The Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library
Bridge Street

View looking up Bridge Street.
Picture added on 19 January 2005
Comments:
Topiary was clearly a common hobby in the area at the time. picture #22 shows the same trees from a different angle.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 20 January 2005
Wasn't Rosemarkie a pretty little village, before the cars and car parking took over?
Added by Colin on 21 January 2005
It still is a pretty village. I used to live there in the mid-late fifties, and still visit almost every
year.
Added by M.Dunnett on 06 August 2005
my familly lived at 5 bridge street for many years my great grandad john patience was born ther
Added by Delia Simon on 04 November 2006
The house with the ornamental holly trees (No.8) was, in fact, known as Holly Cottage before its present name of "Fulmar Cottage". Comparing this picture with No. 22, the trees are much more mature but actually they were no longer there in 1950, the date for this postcard. I am not sure when they were cut down. Family photos show they were there sometime during the war years but were certainly gone by 1949. My guess is that they were cut down after the death of my grandfather in 1942.
Ian Basham


Added by Ian Basham on 22 March 2007
Wasn't the house at this end of the row on the right of the road the
TV and radio shop. Andrew (?) Laurie (Lawrie) (?)
Added by M.Dunnett on 27 August 2007
Yes, Andrew set up his TV/radio business there after Mrs More ("Granny More") died in the late fifties. He moved there from the Lawrie family home he shared with his brother on the High Street - opposite the present Post Office. He was the first in Rosemarkie to have TV when the relay station opened at Learnie. He had to erect a very high mast for his aerial as the Craig blocked the signal. He used to invite his cronies in to watch TV in his workshop and we boys used to peer in the wee window at the corner - it cannot be seen in this photo.
Andrew was one of the prime movers in clearing the Mill Dam in the Fairy Glen and stocking it with fish (see John Corral's comments on picture #162)
Added by Ian Basham on 07 September 2007
Yes indeed. I too used to look at the (425-line VHF) television through the wee
window.



Added by Murray on 21 January 2008
YES ALL TRUE.along with ANDREW Being the first to have a TV us GOWANBRAE kids went to MAIRI MACKENZIE;S.MAIRI was one of the first as well.DIXON OF DOCK GREEN EH!J.Reddigan 6/4/13/.
Added by JOHNREDDIGAN on 06 April 2013
We used to congregate on a sat. night in Mari's house to watch Tv.Donnie Mackenzie used to come round with the COOP.van with sweets & crisps back to the telly thanks Mairi for putting up with us.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 03 June 2013
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Postcards

Rosemarkie - general viewFortrose from lighthouseView of Rosemarkie villageAn old postcard image of High Street, RosemarkieFortrose High Street c1930Fortrose High St. circa 1950.Postcard 1905 The shore Rosemarkie. Rosemarkie shoreOld Mill and Bridge Street, RosemarkieFortrose Cathedral - c1900