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Invergordon Fountain
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Fountain

The unveiled Fountain – see picture #351
Picture added on 13 May 2004
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History of Fountain: I'm researching the history of Invergordon Fountain. Can anyone tell me when it was moved from the middle of the High Street? Was it then moved to its presen t location, or elsewhere first? When did it lose it's light(s)? and other other stories about it? Thanks.
Added by Rona Thomson on 18 June 2005
The Fountain commemorated the Royal visit of King Edward VIII and Queen Alexandra in 1902.
The money was raised by the Amenities Association by public subscription. This took 2 years and the fountain was finally unveiled by the Provost’s wife, Mrs MacDonald, on May 24th 1904. She was presented with a silver cup which she used to draw the first water from the fountain.
The inscription on the fountain was in English and Gaelic.
Added by Rona Thomson on 19 June 2005
See also picture #269.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 05 March 2006
I think the decorative lamp was damaged in an earlier crash and replaced with a contemporary style of fitting.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 05 March 2006
The fountain was hit by a motor vehicle in 1960 or thereabouts and the top half was broken off. The repaired fountain was then erected at the west end of the High Street on the site it occupies today.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 05 March 2006
Yes it was knocked over by Jimmy Davidson, and he did it more than once..funny thing was that most of the town knew about it, jungle telegraph probably.....wasn't the fountain moved about 1955 to a location just outside Seaview house?...where it was on the High St was replaced with keep left markers.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 March 2006
Can remember the Fountain being hit by an Army truck and also by Jimmy Davidson (Farmer) from the Mains Farm..am sure it was knocked over more than the twice I remember before being moved..exact dates escape me..
Added by Duncan Murray on 06 March 2006
Re Fountain history, picture #352, picture #446 and picture #453 prove the fountain had at least three different lamps on top.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 06 March 2006
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