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TITLE
Dr Rainings' Stairs, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_12
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2189
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
schools
French and Indian War
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.

'In 1808, these stairs were formed and they were formed for the purpose of taking the catchment area of the Castle Street and the Haugh etc., to school up here somewhere. It was a Dr. Rainings, an Englishman, who formed a school at the head of the stairs. This - these stairs were built for that purpose. These buildings have changed quite a lot. Incidentally, on these steps General Wolfe of Quebec stayed in one of the cottages after Culloden, before he went to conquer the Heights at Quebec'

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Dr Rainings' Stairs, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; schools; French and Indian War; 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 /> 'In 1808, these stairs were formed and they were formed for the purpose of taking the catchment area of the Castle Street and the Haugh etc., to school up here somewhere. It was a Dr. Rainings, an Englishman, who formed a school at the head of the stairs. This - these stairs were built for that purpose. These buildings have changed quite a lot. Incidentally, on these steps General Wolfe of Quebec stayed in one of the cottages after Culloden, before he went to conquer the Heights at Quebec'