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TITLE
Free East Church, Academy Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_13
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2190
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
chapels
churches
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.

'This is a photograph which I don't think anybody yet has ever recognized, even with well-informed Inverness audiences. It is the Chapel of Ease. Now this Chapel of Ease was - The Old High Church decided that they required an extension charge, for two reasons; there were a lot of poorer people who really weren't doing very much to sustain the Old High Church and they felt that this would be quite a good idea to do, kill two birds with one stone. So in Margaret's Street, down from the car park, the bus station, there was this Chapel of Ease, built in 1792. It was there for some time and it became a parish church in 1834. But it became a Free Church in 1843 after the Disruption and became a Church of Scotland in 1929 because it's merged with the East Church'

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Free East Church, Academy Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; chapels; churches; 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 /> 'This is a photograph which I don't think anybody yet has ever recognized, even with well-informed Inverness audiences. It is the Chapel of Ease. Now this Chapel of Ease was - The Old High Church decided that they required an extension charge, for two reasons; there were a lot of poorer people who really weren't doing very much to sustain the Old High Church and they felt that this would be quite a good idea to do, kill two birds with one stone. So in Margaret's Street, down from the car park, the bus station, there was this Chapel of Ease, built in 1792. It was there for some time and it became a parish church in 1834. But it became a Free Church in 1843 after the Disruption and became a Church of Scotland in 1929 because it's merged with the East Church'