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TITLE
Thornbush Slipway, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PAW25235A
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1960
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21329
KEYWORDS
boat-building
boat building
engineering
Thornbush Slipway, Inverness

Thornbush Slipway, Inverness, with Ord Hill in the background. The slipway was built in 1908 by the Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. (previously the Northern Agricultural and Implement and Foundry Co. Ltd.) to build and maintain the boats of the Moray Firth Fishing Fleet. During World War I the slipway was used to construct harbour defences which were then used all over Europe. At its peak, in 1943, 126 people were employed on the slipway and a further 186 in the foundry. In 1945 the company changed its name to Resistance Welders Ltd


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Thornbush Slipway, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1960s

boat-building; boat building; engineering

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

Thornbush Slipway, Inverness, with Ord Hill in the background. The slipway was built in 1908 by the Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. (previously the Northern Agricultural and Implement and Foundry Co. Ltd.) to build and maintain the boats of the Moray Firth Fishing Fleet. During World War I the slipway was used to construct harbour defences which were then used all over Europe. At its peak, in 1943, 126 people were employed on the slipway and a further 186 in the foundry. In 1945 the company changed its name to 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.