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TITLE
Picnic lunch at Dunain Horse Races, Inverness, 1897
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_104
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11201
KEYWORDS
Inverness
Dunain
horse racing
picnics
Picnic lunch at Dunain Horse Races, Inverness, 1897

Picnic lunch at Dunain Horse Races, Inverness, 1897. Horse racing in Inverness was taking place as far back as the 17th century. At that time annual races were held around the Tomnahurich Hill. They were later held at the Longman and eventually at Dunain where they continued until about 1914.

They were obviously great social events where the fortunes of an individual could change in a day for as Joseph Cook, a local seaman and photograph collector wrote, 'It is a pity that the annual trip to Dunain has gone by the board, even though its effect was not altogether conducive to keeping an even keel on some of the more speculative elements in and around Inverness'


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Picnic lunch at Dunain Horse Races, Inverness, 1897

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

Inverness; Dunain; horse racing; picnics

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Picnic lunch at Dunain Horse Races, Inverness, 1897. Horse racing in Inverness was taking place as far back as the 17th century. At that time annual races were held around the Tomnahurich Hill. They were later held at the Longman and eventually at Dunain where they continued until about 1914.<br /> <br /> They were obviously great social events where the fortunes of an individual could change in a day for as Joseph Cook, a local seaman and photograph collector wrote, 'It is a pity that the annual trip to Dunain has gone by the board, even though its effect was not altogether conducive to keeping an even keel on some of the more speculative elements in and around Inverness' <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.