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TITLE
Grantown-on-Spey Summer Exhibition (2 of 7)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_BILLSADLER_02
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Bill Sadler
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1842
KEYWORDS
museums
Victorians
Sir James Grant
audio

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Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre opened in 1999. It tells the story of Grantown-on-Spey, a fine example of an 18th-century planned town. In this audio extract from the 1980s, Bill Sinclair talks to Bill Sadler of the Grantown Society about a temporary exhibition of 'Old Grantown' in the Old Courthouse in Grantown, prior to the establishment of the museum.

Interviewer: It's interesting to see too, in the old photograph there, of let's say a traditional Grantown house, that as if it's just recently been built. You know, today you would see them with mature trees all around them, but here they're something just like the houses that are built in an average housing estate today without any of the trees and -

That's right, yes.

Interviewer: - the policies hadn't developed.

They were - of course, you didn't have to look very far to see the trees because the - by this time the whole surrounding area had been planted. Timber was very important here but splendid, fine stone, well-built buildings, and of course even though we're talking about Victorian times, some hundred odd years after Sir James [Grant] had planned the town, still on the same building lines. Still with the same plan as he had in the 1760s when he planned the town and everything was very carefully set out. The land was all divided up and they stuck to it

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Grantown-on-Spey Summer Exhibition (2 of 7)

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

1980s

museums; Victorians; Sir James Grant; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre opened in 1999. It tells the story of Grantown-on-Spey, a fine example of an 18th-century planned town. In this audio extract from the 1980s, Bill Sinclair talks to Bill Sadler of the Grantown Society about a temporary exhibition of 'Old Grantown' in the Old Courthouse in Grantown, prior to the establishment of the museum. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: It's interesting to see too, in the old photograph there, of let's say a traditional Grantown house, that as if it's just recently been built. You know, today you would see them with mature trees all around them, but here they're something just like the houses that are built in an average housing estate today without any of the trees and - <br /> <br /> That's right, yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: - the policies hadn't developed.<br /> <br /> They were - of course, you didn't have to look very far to see the trees because the - by this time the whole surrounding area had been planted. Timber was very important here but splendid, fine stone, well-built buildings, and of course even though we're talking about Victorian times, some hundred odd years after Sir James [Grant] had planned the town, still on the same building lines. Still with the same plan as he had in the 1760s when he planned the town and everything was very carefully set out. The land was all divided up and they stuck to it <br />