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TITLE
Grey Friars' graveyard, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_06
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2180
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
graveyards
monks
audio

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Joseph Cook was a popular Inverness speaker who collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks. In this audio extract, taken from a recorded slide show, the Reverend Derek Henderson of Inverness discusses one of Mr. Cook's images.

'At the bottom of Church Street, where Telecom is today, there is a graveyard there which is known as Grey Friars' burial place, Grey Friars. Well, in the first place there were never Grey Friars in Inverness. There was a Dominican order, a teaching order of Black Friars. However that was in 1233 they came to Inverness. And in 1560, at the time of the Reformation, they got a bit windy as to what was happening and they decided that they better hand over their valuables and records to the provost of that time who was Provost Alexander Cuthbert, George Cuthbert. So they were left there until they returned. But they never returned. And when he died, the council approached his widow and son who denied any knowledge whatsoever of these articles. So about three hundred years of Inverness history disappeared like that'

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Grey Friars' graveyard, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; graveyards; monks; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Rev. Henderson on Joseph Cook

Joseph Cook was a popular Inverness speaker who collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks. In this audio extract, taken from a recorded slide show, the Reverend Derek Henderson of Inverness discusses one of Mr. Cook's images.<br /> <br /> 'At the bottom of Church Street, where Telecom is today, there is a graveyard there which is known as Grey Friars' burial place, Grey Friars. Well, in the first place there were never Grey Friars in Inverness. There was a Dominican order, a teaching order of Black Friars. However that was in 1233 they came to Inverness. And in 1560, at the time of the Reformation, they got a bit windy as to what was happening and they decided that they better hand over their valuables and records to the provost of that time who was Provost Alexander Cuthbert, George Cuthbert. So they were left there until they returned. But they never returned. And when he died, the council approached his widow and son who denied any knowledge whatsoever of these articles. So about three hundred years of Inverness history disappeared like that'