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Steffi Niwa's Great Grandad (Middle)  - Robert Swanson "Num"

Steffi Niwa says, "The man in the middle of this picture is my great Grandad Robert Swanson.  Everyone called him Num.  He lived in Staxigoe just beside Wick.  Everyone knew him.  Once when the price he got offered for his fish was very poor he did not sell the fish.  He gave it all away to people.  It is an important picture because it shows how fishermen looked in the 1950's.  It also lets us know that lots of fishermen have nicknames.