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Macrae family birthday party 1940's
Macrae family birthday party 1940's

Monochrome photograph of a Birthday Party in the 1940’s for Colin Macrae (brother of Lorna Currie) at Inveran House
Back row left to right: Euan Currie (Hotelier) , Sandy Mackay (Postman), Ian Ligertwood (Chemist), Colin (Dr. of Chemistry), Ian Milburn (Butcher)
Mid row l to r: Billy Christie, unknown, Gordon Currie (Rev. and Teacher)
Front row l to r: Don Milburn (Sheriff), William Wickham (Chemist), Ray Macdonald
Picture added on 20 June 2014 at 10:34
The unknown is not Malcolm Mcintosh. I know Walter Wickham was a chemist, was William also a chemist?
Added by Dan Murray on 28 June 2014
Donald Booker-Milburn (born 20/5/1940 and died 29/5/2012) had a distinguished career in the legal profession and his obituaries in the Glasgow Herald and Scotsman on the web make interesting reading. Perhaps posting copies of these on the Museum's web site might keep them safe for posterity.
I would guess the boys in this photo are aged about 9 or 10 years and knowing that Donald Milburn was born on the 20/05/1940 this photograph must have been taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
I knew none of these boys as a child even though they are my exact age group. I attended Embo primary school and they must have attended Dornoch Primary. I do however remember some of them from later years. I also remember a bustling, impressive and tweed suited Mrs Milburn who I think used to live in a large house just North of the Dornoch Hotel in the mid 1950s. I assume that she must have been Donald's mother.

Added by Kenneth Mackay on 02 July 2014
Strange, Malcolm thinks the unknown is Malcolm Macintosh and remembers the party but not why he got the cup. For the record he retired from the Bank of Scotland where he was a manager for many years. William Wickham was not a chemist but his career would best be described as " economist and author"
Added by Hamish Leslie on 14 July 2014
My comment should have read 'is that not'
Added by on 29 July 2014
I can confirm that Walter Wickham was a chemist and that William (his brother in the picture) was not a chemist. Agree with Hamish's description that William was an economist and author.
Added by Matthew Wickham on 03 October 2018
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