Group in front of R K Dawson, clothier

Group in front of R K Dawson, clothier

Year: 1900 | Included in Albums: Businesses / People

Photo Description

This picture shows a group of staff and members of the public in front of R K Dawson's shop in the High Street. The shop was later taken by the Collie family also tailors and even later became part of Strachans the bakers now Harry Gows.

Cat No. 432.1
Year 1900
Albums Businesses / People
Date added April 20th, 2004
Added by Tain & District Museum
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    Elizabeth Cameron

    Men of Tain (taken by the Scottish Photographic Touring and Pictorial Post Card Company, Glasgow) c 1905? From the left, Jim McKenzie who was the accountant in the tailor's shop and later worked as accountant in MacRae and Dick's Garage for many years. He was an uncle of Jimmy "Light". Next person is not known. Third is Mr Dawson who was the owner. Next to him are my grandparents, Robert and Margaret Collie. My grandfather took over the shop from Mr Dawson. Next to Margaret is "Big Heck" McKenzie, father of Bunty and grandfather of Karl Fialka. Next is Bobback? - Lily MacKenzie's father and then Davy Ross, husband of Katy Ross who worked in the shop and later did dressmaking from her home in Geanies Street. Last in the line is Rossie? In front are the apprentices and Rory "Toe" - The Town Crier of Tain and a familiar street newsvendor. He earned his nickname from his large outsize feet. Perhaps he had a club foot. The name of the man beside Rory "Toe" is not known

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