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TITLE
F.C. General Assembly building, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_17
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2196
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
General Assemblies
hotels
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.

'1888, this is where the Palace Hotel is today, and in 1888 the Free Church of Scotland Assembly was held there. At that time there was a space there - an open space - because Dr. Alexander was already having these changed into the attractive houses that are there now. So there was a vacant space there, and Mr. Noble, joiner contractor in Inverness, built a wooden shack sort of idea that would take three thousand people for the General Assembly of the Free Church. And after it was finished, after the week was finished, the building was demolished and the timber taken away. The same thing had happened at Farraline Park at few years before'

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F.C. General Assembly building, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; General Assemblies; hotels; 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 /> '1888, this is where the Palace Hotel is today, and in 1888 the Free Church of Scotland Assembly was held there. At that time there was a space there - an open space - because Dr. Alexander was already having these changed into the attractive houses that are there now. So there was a vacant space there, and Mr. Noble, joiner contractor in Inverness, built a wooden shack sort of idea that would take three thousand people for the General Assembly of the Free Church. And after it was finished, after the week was finished, the building was demolished and the timber taken away. The same thing had happened at Farraline Park at few years before'