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Fishing for pearls ~ River Evelix
Fishing for pearls ~ River Evelix

Colour photograph of Geordie Davies 'fishing' for pearls on the River Evelix 1985 - 1995. He lived in Camore, and was a well known member of the Davies tinker family. He used to make clothes pegs and metal puzzles.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
He lived in what we called Bovril cottage between Camore and Balloan 1950's and 60's the roof had one of these blue bovril signs covering an area
Added by Dan Murray on 31 August 2010
I am from Camore Crescent and remember Geordie very well, especially on his old black bicycle. He used to pass our back garden on his way home to "Bovril cottage", down the back road, and always had time to stop for a blether. Infact he gave my mother a pearl when I was born, and another two when our twins were born. I'm not sure if that was because of our own "traveller/tinker" background or because he lost his own little girl some years before. I have very fond memories of this old gentleman.
Added by Frances Aitken on 17 September 2010
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Evelix Valley

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