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TITLE
Skaters on Loch-na-Sanais
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_REVHENDERSON_23
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Reverend Derek Henderson
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2204
KEYWORDS
slide shows
photographer
photographers
sports
canals
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 Loch-na-Sanais, Loch-na-Sanais, which was formed by a depression that was made when Sir Thomas Telford was building the Caledonian Canal. When he built it, he required clay to line the banks and the bottom of the canal. So the clay was found here, down below Torvean Hill, where the golf course is today. This is Torvean golf course today. And it was excavated from here, and when he finished, the depression was left and being clay, it collected the water and the water that ran off the hill landed there, so we had a shallow pond, which was ideal for skating'

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Skaters on Loch-na-Sanais

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

slide shows; photographer; photographers; sports; canals; 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 Loch-na-Sanais, Loch-na-Sanais, which was formed by a depression that was made when Sir Thomas Telford was building the Caledonian Canal. When he built it, he required clay to line the banks and the bottom of the canal. So the clay was found here, down below Torvean Hill, where the golf course is today. This is Torvean golf course today. And it was excavated from here, and when he finished, the depression was left and being clay, it collected the water and the water that ran off the hill landed there, so we had a shallow pond, which was ideal for skating'