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Pipe Major Jim Christie (1908 - 1988)

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18 June 05
Former Members Of Wick Girls Pipe Band Unveil Plaque To Founder

A plaque in memory of Jim Christie the founder of the Wick Girls Pipe Band and his wife Lily was unveiled today by former members of the a much loved pipe band.  The plaque is on the wall opposite the parish church and not far from the bake house where many girls had their piping lessons from Jim.  the Wick Girls Pipe Band became famous and travelled all over the UK entering many competitions and surprising many male pipe bands when winning the Scottish championships in 1958 and 1962.  Former members of the band held a reunion on Friday evening at the Seaforth Club and photos from the night will be here shortly.

17 June 05
Wick Girls Pipe Band Reunion

Where It All Began


Group E Added 14 February 2003
 9 Pictures Group D Added 11 April 2002
10 Pictures Group C Added - 27 March 2002
10 Pictures Group B Added - 11 March 2002
10 Pictures Group A - Added 9 March 2002

Poetry About The Band
Wick Girls Pipe Band - Author Unknown
Untitled - Possibly By Jim Christie Himself
I've A lot To thank Jim For by an Ex-Wick Girl Piper




Winning Piping Competition- Edinburgh 1958


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We would like to thank J Macdonald, Photographers, Shore Lane, Wick for permission to publish pictures taken by them.  Pictures marked will be acknowledged but others may also be from the same firm.
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