Manse Street, 1895

Manse Street, 1895

Year: 1895 | Included in Albums: Businesses / Churches / Farming / Places

Photo Description

Ross the Dairy's house and garden wall are on the left of this photo with Tommy Bogg's grocer shop beyond, later owned by Donald Leitch. St Andrew's Church can be seen at the far end. The buildings just before it to the left are now gone. That area of Manse Street was later developed for housing. See also Picture #248

Cat No. 574.7
Year 1895
Albums Businesses / Churches / Farming / Places
Date added February 23rd, 2005
Added by Tain & District Museum
10 Visitor Comments
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    Estelle Quick

    The building with the crowsteps is the new hall for St Duthus Lodge No.82. The foundation stone was laid on May 20th 1895 and the building was officially opened on December 20th 1895. The old lodge was on the site of the present Royal Hotel, but this had been sold off in 1872. For most of the intervening period the masons met at the Public Hall built in 1876 just round the corner on Tower Street. The hall in this picture is still in use today.

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    Helen Ross, South Australia

    Jessie Ross, widow of Andrew Ross, Cabinetmaker, lived in 10 Manse Street until her death in 1950 I believe. It is wonderful to be able to match the road to the entry in the register

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    Steve Beaton

    I also lived in No. 10 Manse Street as a young child.from 1962 - 1967 when it was a school house. My father was head of music at TRA until his retirement in 1993. I also remember Bob Lindsay, who I think may have been the Town Provost at one time, lived next door. I have many happy memories of The Glebe before all the surrounding houses were built, especially the "Hurlie" races down St. Andrews Rd.

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    Margaret Urquhart

    It was actually 20 Manse Street that you lived in Steve. Your family was followed by the Jacksons (Forbes Jackson was in the Technical Dept. of TRA) and then by me, known to you as "Miss Evans" (Geography Dept.) The Talbots lived next door at No. 18. Mike Talbot was in the Science Dept. It would be nice if you got in touch to let us know what you have been doing over the years. Do you still play the flute?

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    Kirstin Mackintosh

    Hi there, on the left of this picture just after the dairy house it looks like there is a vennel or courtyard of sorts, can anyone tell me if this was the original Lewes Lane and what was in this vennel/courtyard? i am really interested in the history of our town and love this site, i would love to sit down and speak with someone about all the buildings and history sometime!

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    John MacLeod

    6 Manse St was the home of my grandmother, Annie (Fraser) Fox during the 1940s and 1950s. Later it was owned by Donald Leitch. The houses on the South side of the street were suffering from planning blight in the 1950s -- they were all supposed to be pulled down in order to make a ring road around Tain -- hence the current width of the more westerly part of Manse Street. Happily, the houses have survived and the ring road has been placed in a less-destructive location.

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    Anne Maciver

    I was told thta my grandfather John Ross had a carpenter's workshop on Manse Street that burned down. Seemingly the land was then used for housing. Does anyone know anything about a fire around here ?

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    Edward Harrison

    I am related to the Andrew and Jessie Ross who lived at 10 Manse Street. Their son Hugh was killed in action in WWI and his wife Kennethina died a few years later, leaving my great great grandma Jessie (named after her grandmother) to be raised by her grandparents (Andrew and Jessie). I know very little about them (don't even know dates of birth!) so if anyone has any information on them, please get in touch!

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    Glynis Mackenzie nee Ferguson

    My Grandparents lived at no. 26 (Alec and Katie Ferguson). Also my father's sisters Mary and Ann. My father is also Alec Ferguson and married Lillian after WW2

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    Jennifer Jack

    We are the current owners of 10 Manse Street. Part of the house is Number 8. This is our kitchen but has in the past been used as the Armoury prior to the existence of a police force. Does anyone have any information to confirm this?

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