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TITLE
Canadian Horses
EXTERNAL ID
PC_CCC_009
PLACENAME
Cradlehall Farm
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Croy Community Council
ASSET ID
22116
KEYWORDS
horses
farms
animals
livestock
Canadian Horses

This photograph was taken in the 1940s at Cradlehall Farm. The man in the photograph is Mr John Chambers. Mr Chambers was later killed by a car cycling home from work. It is not known why the horses are referred to as 'Canadian'. It has been suggested that they may have been imported from Canada by the then owner of Cradlehall Farm, John Williamson. A working horse dealer, John was reputed to have had fifty pairs of horses for sale at a single Wool Fair in Inverness. He imported bulls from Canada and was invited more than once to the annual 'Stampede' by the Canadian government.

This photograph was submitted to Croy Community Council by George Service of Westhill, Inverness

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Canadian Horses

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

horses; farms; animals; livestock

Croy Community Council

This photograph was taken in the 1940s at Cradlehall Farm. The man in the photograph is Mr John Chambers. Mr Chambers was later killed by a car cycling home from work. It is not known why the horses are referred to as 'Canadian'. It has been suggested that they may have been imported from Canada by the then owner of Cradlehall Farm, John Williamson. A working horse dealer, John was reputed to have had fifty pairs of horses for sale at a single Wool Fair in Inverness. He imported bulls from Canada and was invited more than once to the annual 'Stampede' by the Canadian government.<br /> <br /> This photograph was submitted to Croy Community Council by George Service of Westhill, Inverness