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TITLE
Hector Gordon, a Dingwall character
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JACKSINCLAIR_01
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Jack Sinclair
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1699
KEYWORDS
stories
story
anecdotes
anecdote
audio

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In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.

I can think of some of the old characters that might interest you. Hector Gordon was one conspicuous at the lower end of the High Street. He had a cow that was loosened about ten o'clock and about an hour afterwards Hector followed it slowly with a graip, that is a garden fork, under his arm. He had had an industrial accident working for Naughties Coachbuilders in his early apprenticeship and was slightly off the pattern. His cow meandered slowly across the High Street and down over the railway bridge to the pastures, and on one occasion Hector was summonsed by one of the householders on the route and, 'Hector, your cow came into my garden yesterday and ate all my sweet peas!' With a beatific smile Hector looked at her and said, 'Well, is that right Mrs. MacDonald? It didn't do her any harm.'

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Hector Gordon, a Dingwall character

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

stories; story; anecdotes; anecdote; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Dingwall Worthies

In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.<br /> <br /> I can think of some of the old characters that might interest you. Hector Gordon was one conspicuous at the lower end of the High Street. He had a cow that was loosened about ten o'clock and about an hour afterwards Hector followed it slowly with a graip, that is a garden fork, under his arm. He had had an industrial accident working for Naughties Coachbuilders in his early apprenticeship and was slightly off the pattern. His cow meandered slowly across the High Street and down over the railway bridge to the pastures, and on one occasion Hector was summonsed by one of the householders on the route and, 'Hector, your cow came into my garden yesterday and ate all my sweet peas!' With a beatific smile Hector looked at her and said, 'Well, is that right Mrs. MacDonald? It didn't do her any harm.'