A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE SEABOARD VILLAGES
We Will Remember Them WW1
The Royal Oak
Ronnie John McAngus Hart Memories
Boats and Disasters
Loss of the topsail schooner the ‘Janet Storm’ in 1892.
Wreck of the Leon Raymundo.
Thomas Vass, The Pearl, 1928.
Fish Wives and Herring Girls
Hilton of Cadboll School
Memories of Mr Crawford
Mr Gordon Crawford – Hilton Junior Secondary School Headmaster
Article on Mr Crawford
Hilton Drama Club, 1939.
The First Schools in the Seaboard Villages. – Written by Dr J.A Skinner. March, 2014.
Gaelic History in the Seaboard Villages
The Middle Ages to 1750
1750 – 1850 – the century of ‘Improvement’ and the spread of English
1850 – 1950 : “English for business, Gaelic for God”
From World War 2 up to now: the English-speaking generations
Placenames of Easter Ross
Walter Balfour with the Dewar Cup, circa late 20’s
Seaside Rovers, circa 1950.
People of the Seaboard Villages
Newsclippings and Articles
Seaboard Merchant Seamen.
Sutherland [Streedie] Family, Hilton.
Stories, Poems and Folklore
A. Ross – Memories of a Bygone Age
Alex M Ross – Social Life among the Easter Ross Fishermen
Archie McRae Poem – Balintore
Artar Ross – The Kings Sons
Babsie Tom’s memories
Donnie Vass – Shandwick Poem
Hector McNair – Contentment
Helen Skinner – Three Kings Story
Hilton School on the Hill Song
Jock Frasers Poem – McRaes of Balintore
Katie Ross Stories
A direct hit
A Helping Hand
A Fishing Trip
At the Corner
During the War
The days when the seagull was king poem – Hugh Skinner
The Gravy Trail Story
The Road to Balintore Poem
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2017
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2016
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2015
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2014
Hilton School circa 1923
Royal Naval Reserve 1906. Including men from the Seaboard villages, HMS Bittern, Inverness.
William Skinner, married Annie MacKenzie.
The 2nd Flotilla of the British Fleet passing ‘The Sutors’, Cromarty Firth, 17th November 1913. Picture courtesy of Tain Museum.
Alexander Richard MacKenzie, [Dickie Vat]. Born 1896, emigrated to Australia 1920’s.
Royal Naval Reserve 1914-18. Back Row second from left as viewer looks. John Ross.
Hugh Vass, blacksmith, Shandwick, born circa 1873. Later blacksmith in the Royal Navy. In the uniform of the Cromarty Volunteer Artillery.
Sitting Andrew Ross ?, and Davey Vass, Park Street, Balintore.
Left to right as viewer looks, back. William MacAngus, [Dolly MacDonald’s father] Hughie MacKay [Roggle]. Front. Donald McAngus [brother of William].
Sea Scouts, Hilton, circa 1914
Hilton Royal Navy Sailors. Back Row, left to right as viewer looks. Hughan Tarrel, Davan Tarrel, not known, not known. Front Row. not known, Andrew Sutherland [Streedie], Hugh Vass?, [his father was called Sunk, lived in Lady Street, Hilton, and he fought at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir in 1882.. There was a Private A. Vass, Hilton, that fought at this battle]. Information from Nan Hodson [ nee McAngus].
WW1 sailors, all thought to be from the Seaboard Villages. Back Row, left to right as viewer looks. not known, not known, Andrew Ross [Reada]. Front Row. not known, not known, not known.
Andrew Ross [Reada], WW1.
William MacAngus. brother of Donald, John and Alexander.
Donald [Dan] McAngus, born 1888, Shore Street, Hilton. Brother of John, William and Alexander.
John McAngus, born 1891, Shore Street, Hilton,was interned in HMS Timbertown in the Netherlands for the duration of WW1 after escaping from Antwerp in October 1914. Brother of Donald, William and Alexander.
Alexander McAngus, born 1892, Shore Street, Hilton. HMS Endymion. Brother of Donald, William and John.
Willie Skinner, Hugh Street, Balintore.
Finlay John Vass, Helen Ross’s grandfather.
Andrew Ross [Dauyan].
Seaboard sailor, Murdo ? cousin of Christina MacPherson, WW1.
Seaboard sailor ? Initals G.J.S. WW1
Hughie MacKay [Roggle]
Dan Ross, 10 King Street, Hilton.
Thomas Vass, lost on the Pearl, 1928.
Robertson Wood, Fyfe Cottage, Hilton.
Robertson Wood [Robbie Cha] , Fyfe Cottage, Hilton. Born 1904. HMS Turquoise.
Alex Wood. Fyfe Cottage, Hilton.
George Patience, Hilton, on Discovery 11, in the South Atlantic.
Alexander Patience, Hilton. Royal Navy WW2. Courtesy of Tain Museum.
Jessie Ann Skinner [Toto], 4 Shore Street, Balintore. Killed in an attack on the M. V. Rangitane 1940, aged 49. Ship’s nurse.
Alexander MacAngus, killed in action while on the helm of H.M.T. Fleming in the Thames Estuary 1940, aged 20. Brother of Hughie MacAngus.
Hughie MacAngus, 2 King Street, Hilton, WW2. Brother of Alexander MacAngus KIA.
Standing, Hugh Vass, Balintore, H.M.S. Royal Oak victim and Willie Ross,
Hugh Vass, Balintore, died on H.M.S. Royal Oak.
Ronnie Hart, survivor of H.M.S. Royal Oak.
David Skinner and not known
William Ross, [ Billy Nannac ].
Bill Skinner, survivor H.M.S.Afridi and Willie Ross, survivor H.M.S. Bittern. WW2.
John Mackenzie [Curly]. H.M.S. Calpe, Mentioned in Despatches for his part in the Raid on Dieppe.
John Mackenzie [Curly]. H.M.S. Calpe, Mentioned in Despatches, October 1942, for his part in the Raid on Dieppe.
Kenneth [Keka] Vass, Distinguished Service Medal and Mentioned in Dispatches for his part in mine sweeping. RNR, WW2
Donald Tarrel, lost on the S.S. Baron Dechmont [Ardrossan]. World War 2. Picture courtesy of Gordon Graham and Tim Brunton.
Hughie Vass, Hilton West End.
Sailors from WW2, though to be from the Seaboard Villages. Left to Right, as viewer looks, unknown, unknown, Murdo McRae, HMS Wild Swan.
Murdo McRae, survivor of H.M.S. Wild Swan, WW2.
L.C.T. 164 in the Mediterranean in WW2, Murdo McRae, sitting front, 2nd in from right, as viewer looks.
Hugh MacKay [Roggle] Royal Navy Team, back row 2nd in from left as you look
David William Ross
Fleet Air Arm Sailors from Fearn Drome [HMS Owl] WW2
Sailors in Balintore
Sailors from the fleet coming in to play football.
Sailors coming in at the harbour
Sailors from the fleet outside the Commercial Hotel.
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