The 5 musketeers and Jack's Mini van.(from a scanned slide, as is the next photo)
All dressed up for a night on the town.
My brother, Jack, on the extreme left in both pictures, brought his 4 pals up to the farm at Nethy Bridge to help with the hay carting and building and also to have a holiday. At that age you holiday at night and sleep during the day (unless you are haymaking!)
Don't you just love the drainpipe trousers, especially Jack's "Rupert Bear" pattern and even more so worn with the red tartan shirt! Two of the boys are brothers. They are the two wearing ties (excluding Jack) and white shirts and were always fashionably and immaculately dressed when out for a night. NB the 60's hairstyles of these brothers..a sort of upward and inward curl from both sides as sported by film and pop stars of the era.
One night they went off to Inverness, a distance of about 30 miles, in their various vehicles. Some time in the very early morning we were awakened by banging on the door. One of their number had taken some girl home and, after a day lifting hay bales and no sleep, he had fallen asleep at the wheel, gone off the road, crashed into a telephone pole and knocked it over and, of course, this was outside the isolated house of the local policeman, the only house for miles! One of the others came across him, for remember there were no mobile phones then, and brought him home as the car was stuck in the field. They borrowed our lorry with its livestock container and drove back up to the crash scene. Somehow or other they all managed to get the car out of the field, up the back ramp of the container and lift it up the final step into the cattle float. ..all this done without waking the "bobby".
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