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Joiners, The Meadows, Dornoch
Joiners, The Meadows, Dornoch

Set of 39 colour photographs of the joiners built in 1905 at The Meadows by William Grant ( known as 'Beal'). At an unknown date the business taken over by son William Grant (known as 'Puff'). In 1970 Puff died and the business was then run by Mrs Grant. About 1980 the business was taken over by Cathel Matheson, a time served joiner from Skibo. In 1987 Cathel died and the business was taken over by Andrew Mackay and Neil Leslie
Picture added on 24 April 2008
My sister and I remember climbing in and out of the small door in the photograph above, much to the annoyance of my father's apprentices. This door was used to transfer loads of wood into the workshop. During the winter this ground floor was always flooded and the wood had to be transferred to the first floor. We were always fascinated by the pictures of the "pin up" girls on the walls of the first floor !!! My father took over the business when my grandfather passed away in 1945. My father's dream was to become an architect but coming from a family of five there was not enough money to pay for the fees.
Added by Sandee Mackenzie nee Grant on 27 March 2010
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