George MacLeman, Coal Merchant, shareholder of the Young Fox, the last vessel owned by the MacLeman family. The Young Fox was lost at sea with all hands in the 1910s.
The most popular schooner he owned was the Dispatch which was built at Spey Bay and served as a “Q” ship during Word War I.
The coal business was passed to his son, George MacLeman, who carried on the business till his death in 1957. “Coal in those days cost 1/- per cwt and was sold in 1/4 and 1/2 cwts to suit people’s means.” (Mrs A MacLeman)
Quite a lot of the girls of Avoch went to find work at Boots the Chemist in Nottingham during World War 1. Mrs Simon Reid (Jess) is third from the left in the front row. Do you recognise any others – please let us know.