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WW1 commemoration - Two communities changed by War

Two communities changed by war was a community project run by Cromarty Courthouse Museum in association with the Kirkmichael Trust, Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (East Church, Cromarty), Cromarty History Society and Cromarty Camera Club.

We looked at the impact of the First World War on the two parishes of Cromarty and Resolis, with a particular emphasis on the effect on individuals and families.

 

Take a look at our History Pin page for a few of the photographs from our WW1 collection.

Read the comic poem 'The Cromarty Mudlarks' written by Private James Livesey of the 3rd Seaforths – the ‘Dirty Third’.

 

 

 

 

William Macdonald, killed at Arras. Photograph from Cromarty Image Library
Rosina and Mary Doull, who worked in the Invergordon Munitions Library. Photo from Cromarty Image Library
Evan Ferguson the Post. Evan went on to be postman for the area for 50 years, walking a twenty-mile postal round. Photograph from Cromarty Image Library.
Cromarty Fishertown around 1910. Photograph by Willie John Smith
Tennis players in Cromarty just before World War One
Farming in Resolis and Cromarty c.1910. Photograph by Willie John Smith
A soldier's inscription
Defence building on the South Sutor
A sailor's funeral, Cromarty Harbour