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TITLE
Looking towards Rose Street, in Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_11_73
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20362
KEYWORDS
Rose Street
Milne's Buildings
Rose Street Foundry
Looking towards Rose Street, in Inverness

Looking towards Rose Street, in Inverness. The buildings on the left were referred to as Milne's Buildings and the Rose Street Foundry was situated on the opposite side of Rose Street, in the far distance of the photograph.

The foundry was established in 1872. It was originally called 'The Northern Agricultural Implement and Foundry Company Limited'. As well as making agricultural implements, the foundry worked on the Highland Railway and provided ironwork for many buildings designed by the architect Alexander Ross. During World War II, the company, by then known as ' A-I Electric Welding Machines Ltd.', played a vital part in the success of the D-Day landings by supplying welding machines used in Operation PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean). The pipeline, with over 100,000 welds, was wound around a large drum and laid underwater between Britain and France to provide a fuel supply to the Allied forces.

The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. was later known as A I Welders and, from 1945, as Resistance Welders Ltd.


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Looking towards Rose Street, in Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

Rose Street; Milne's Buildings; Rose Street Foundry

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

Looking towards Rose Street, in Inverness. The buildings on the left were referred to as Milne's Buildings and the Rose Street Foundry was situated on the opposite side of Rose Street, in the far distance of the photograph.<br /> <br /> The foundry was established in 1872. It was originally called 'The Northern Agricultural Implement and Foundry Company Limited'. As well as making agricultural implements, the foundry worked on the Highland Railway and provided ironwork for many buildings designed by the architect Alexander Ross. During World War II, the company, by then known as ' A-I Electric Welding Machines Ltd.', played a vital part in the success of the D-Day landings by supplying welding machines used in Operation PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean). The pipeline, with over 100,000 welds, was wound around a large drum and laid underwater between Britain and France to provide a fuel supply to the Allied forces.<br /> <br /> The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. was later known as A I Welders and, from 1945, as Resistance Welders Ltd. <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.