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TITLE
Tomnahurich Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_19
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2199
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
policemen
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.

'Now then, this is in 1890, and you may not believe this, but this is Tomnahurich Street, and there's a pump there which supplied the water to so many houses because there was no piped in water then. So there we have the carpenter shop out here and this is Tomnahurich Street and it's rather interesting about Tomnahurich Street. The story is told of a West Highland bobby who was on duty at the corner of Young Street on to Tomnahurich Street, one day, and King Street and the coalman's horse dropped dead. And he got his book out and he said, 'Now what's been happening here? Oh, your horse dropped dead, uh-huh. What time? Oh aye, uh-huh. On Tom-, Tomna-, on- aw, will you help me to drag it into Kings Street?' [Laughter]

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Tomnahurich Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; policemen; 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 /> 'Now then, this is in 1890, and you may not believe this, but this is Tomnahurich Street, and there's a pump there which supplied the water to so many houses because there was no piped in water then. So there we have the carpenter shop out here and this is Tomnahurich Street and it's rather interesting about Tomnahurich Street. The story is told of a West Highland bobby who was on duty at the corner of Young Street on to Tomnahurich Street, one day, and King Street and the coalman's horse dropped dead. And he got his book out and he said, 'Now what's been happening here? Oh, your horse dropped dead, uh-huh. What time? Oh aye, uh-huh. On Tom-, Tomna-, on- aw, will you help me to drag it into Kings Street?' [Laughter]