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Longhope lifeboat disaster 1969
Does anyone have any photos of my uncle Eric McFadyen who died on the Longhope lifeboat . I only met him once when I was a small child. I can't find any photos on here of him. Even an old school photo would do. I don't really know anything else about him which is sad. Thank you . Pat Macsween nee McFadyen.
Patricia Macsween nee McFadyen
on 31 July 2008
Somewhere I have owld photos taen at the Brims School and Eric was in them - we were in the same class. If I find them - best kens whaur - I will post them.
Added by David Watters on 04 February 2009
Hi there, I will ask my auntie Susie if she has any. We used to live next door in Brims, unfortunaly I never really got to know any of those brave lads, as I was only 4 when the boat was lost. My mum was Anna Dempsey (nee Johnston). We lived in Inner Haven, next door to the Whitehouse. Do you keep in contact with your uncle Ian, Erics younger brother, he still lives here? If I can be of any help to you email me back.
Added by Keith Dempsey on 04 February 2009
Hello Patricia, I dont have a photo of Ericie, as he was known to us all, but I can tell you he was a great young man so full of fun and devilment, a very good musician and was so good to his widowed mother. I was with him and Chrissie at the Whitehouse the night before he died, we had a tune together and I never saw him again. So sad as he was not a regular crewman on the boat, but true to the man he was he offered to go and help. He was always kind and helpful to others throughout his all too short life.
Added by John Budge on 05 February 2009
I was on a wee holiday in Longhope with my school pal, her dad was called Peter Thomson used to live in Wellington Street in Kirkwall, he was Custom and Excise officer her brother was Peter Thomson. I went to Long Hope with them for a holiday and I meet every brave man on that life boat, they were all just a great bunch and we had great fun with them all. My parents moved to Inverness in 1968, all the little shop had collectin bottles for the famlies left behind. My parents name were Bill Bruce who was foreman joiner Orkney Builders and mums name was Vera Bruce nee Anderson and her mum lived at 47 Clay Loan Kirkwall my maiden name was Kathleen Bruce and we lived at 8 Earl Thorfinn street. It would be nice to hear from any one I used to know.
Added by Kathleen Rush on 31 October 2011
There is a photo of Eric McFadyen added by John Budge on this site Patricia. Put 26724 into the search section of Images. [See picture #26724 - Steven]
Added by Beryl Simpson on 24 February 2013
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