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The Invergordon Archive

Torchlight Procession to the Bonfire
The Invergordon Archive
Torchlight Procession to the Bonfire

The procession of locals with torches stretching from the huge bonfire to Davidson Drive.
Picture added on 06 November 2004
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Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2004
Comments:
There used to be two bonfires each year - one for Halowe'en, the other at Hogmanay. In the fifties there was rivalry between the old town and people "up the hill". This resulted in duplicate bonfires, ie 4 fires a year - except in years when rivals managed to sabotage the other bonfire before the big event.
Added by Bill Geddes on 24 December 2004
You're right Douglas, the original Town Bonfire was erected on the bit of empty ground between the bottom (West end) of the High street and the railway cottages. The rival site at the rear of Gordon Terrace did not start until the early 50s when the first houses were built.
Added by Bill Geddes on 19 February 2006
I dont know where these bonfires were built but do remember that the bonfires used to be on the waste ground just past the railway cottages, on the beach side of the road to Alness.
Added by Douglas Will on 19 February 2006
There also used to be a bonfire in the horses field opposite Tigh-Beag (John Clark's house) up Seabank Road on what we called the old golf course, now private houses. I remember eating potaoes black on the outside but lovely and soft inside, hot from the ashes.
Added by Liz Adam nee Askew on 09 November 2008
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