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TITLE
Crowds outside the Town house for the British Cabinet Meeting
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_51A_IV
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1921
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11186
KEYWORDS
British cabinet meeting
Inverness Town House
Prime Ministers
Irish Question
King George V
David Lloyd George
Inverness Formula
Crowds outside the Town house for the British Cabinet Meeting

Crowds outside Inverness Town House, for the occasion of the British Cabinet Meeting, on 7 September, 1921.This was the first cabinet meeting of the British Government ever held outside London.

Lloyd George was on holiday at Gairloch in Wester Ross when he learned that Ireland had rejected the King and Empire. He decided to call the cabinet at Inverness, rather than travel back to London, as his deputy was at Beaufort and King George V at Moy.

Out of this meeting arose the 'Inverness Formula' which created the basis of the discussions at the seminar where the Treaty creating the Irish Free State was agreed. The meeting took place in the Council Chamber at 11am.

Present were David Lloyd George (Prime Minister), Austen Chamberlain (Lord Privy Seal), Viscount Birkenhead (Lord Chancellor), Sir Robert S. Horne (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Edward Shortt (Home Secretary), Edward S. Montague (Secretary for India), Viscount Derwent (Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), Sir Hamar Greenwood (Irish Secretary), Sir Eric Geddes (Minister of Transport), Stanley Baldwin (Secretary of the Board of Trade), Sir Alfred Mond (Health Minister), Sir Laming Worthington-Evans (Secretary for War), Sir Arthur Griffiths-Boscawen (Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries), Robert Munro (Scottish Secretary), Dr. T. J. Macnamara (Minister of Labour) and Winston S. Churchill (Colonial Secretary).

The Council Officer, William Bain, passed round a blank sheet of paper which each member signed. This is still in the Council's possession, and a facsimile of it is on display, the original having started to fade


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Crowds outside the Town house for the British Cabinet Meeting

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

British cabinet meeting; Inverness Town House; Prime Ministers; Irish Question; King George V; David Lloyd George; Inverness Formula

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Crowds outside Inverness Town House, for the occasion of the British Cabinet Meeting, on 7 September, 1921.This was the first cabinet meeting of the British Government ever held outside London.<br /> <br /> Lloyd George was on holiday at Gairloch in Wester Ross when he learned that Ireland had rejected the King and Empire. He decided to call the cabinet at Inverness, rather than travel back to London, as his deputy was at Beaufort and King George V at Moy.<br /> <br /> Out of this meeting arose the 'Inverness Formula' which created the basis of the discussions at the seminar where the Treaty creating the Irish Free State was agreed. The meeting took place in the Council Chamber at 11am.<br /> <br /> Present were David Lloyd George (Prime Minister), Austen Chamberlain (Lord Privy Seal), Viscount Birkenhead (Lord Chancellor), Sir Robert S. Horne (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Edward Shortt (Home Secretary), Edward S. Montague (Secretary for India), Viscount Derwent (Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), Sir Hamar Greenwood (Irish Secretary), Sir Eric Geddes (Minister of Transport), Stanley Baldwin (Secretary of the Board of Trade), Sir Alfred Mond (Health Minister), Sir Laming Worthington-Evans (Secretary for War), Sir Arthur Griffiths-Boscawen (Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries), Robert Munro (Scottish Secretary), Dr. T. J. Macnamara (Minister of Labour) and Winston S. Churchill (Colonial Secretary).<br /> <br /> The Council Officer, William Bain, passed round a blank sheet of paper which each member signed. This is still in the Council's possession, and a facsimile of it is on display, the original having started to fade <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.