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TITLE
Character nicknames from Dingwall
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JACKSINCLAIR_04
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Jack Sinclair
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1703
KEYWORDS
stories
story
anecdotes
anecdote
audio

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

Nicknames were very plentiful. We had people with the feather world - one gentleman known as Jock Peacock. Perhaps some people can remember him sitting on Peter Gunn's hearse driving a pair of horses, resplendent in a black coat and a top hat. Then there was two other gentlemen of the bird variety; there was Jock Linnet and Murdoch the Bird. The death of the two, Jock Linnet and Murdoch the Bird, in fairly close proximity caused 'Tackets' to think, 'All our feathered friends are off to Mitchell Hill', which is the Dingwall cemetery

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Character nicknames from Dingwall

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

stories; story; anecdotes; anecdote; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Dingwall Worthies

In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.<br /> <br /> Nicknames were very plentiful. We had people with the feather world - one gentleman known as Jock Peacock. Perhaps some people can remember him sitting on Peter Gunn's hearse driving a pair of horses, resplendent in a black coat and a top hat. Then there was two other gentlemen of the bird variety; there was Jock Linnet and Murdoch the Bird. The death of the two, Jock Linnet and Murdoch the Bird, in fairly close proximity caused 'Tackets' to think, 'All our feathered friends are off to Mitchell Hill', which is the Dingwall cemetery