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The Invergordon Archive

High Street West End
The Invergordon Archive
High Street West End

An old postcard of the west end of the High Street looking east. On the left is one of the few lamp-posts - another appears up on the right, outside the old locality office and Council building. What is curious is the contraption at the base of the lamp-post on the left. Lighting in those days would have been by gas.
The layout of the High Street has been established with pavements and 'gutters' for drainage. the paving on the left over the 'guttering' would suggest access to Albany Road.
The date of this picture is hard to establish without any vehicles but it must be very early 1900s.

(Image kindly supplied by Invergordon Off the Wall Web Site: www.invergordonoffthewall.co.uk/)
Picture added on 21 January 2006
Comments:
I think that 1900-02 would be a good date for this picture as there is no Fountain yet. Also can make out Mackintosh's (later Strachan's) shop on the right. Don't think the picture has reached Albany road yet and think the vacant space on the left is where the old school annex (later the library) was/is..which would make the building immediately on the left where the Army recruitment office was...The contraption at base of lamp standard could be a trough or drinking fountain. I know they used to have them complete with cast iron drinking cup, and remember one being in Saltburn in the late 40s and drinking from the cup myself.....it was a combination horse trough and drinking fountain.....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 27 February 2007
Hello Harry. The picture must have been taken just on the corner to the School Hill (Albany Road). The house I stayed in, No.32, is just to the right.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 28 February 2007
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