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TITLE
The Roman Carnival
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_008
PLACENAME
Glenurquhart
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1910
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22675
KEYWORDS
carnival
children's entertainment
The Roman Carnival

When Bradley Martin and his family were tenants at Balmacaan House, he and his brother Frederick entertained the children of Glenurquhart by hosting carnivals on the cricket pitch. The event portrayed was known as the Roman Carnival, and took place on the 17th of September 1910. Music was provided by a band from Inverness, which accompanied fireworks and a money scramble.

In the centre the man who with a cap and moustache who is standing up is Frederick Martin, who was very popular with the local children, to whom he gave sweets as well as advice. Frederick would tell the children of the dangers of alcoholism and the significance of motivation and optimism.

Many of the background men in caps are estate workers who were expected to participate in these events.

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The Roman Carnival

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1910s

carnival; children's entertainment

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

When Bradley Martin and his family were tenants at Balmacaan House, he and his brother Frederick entertained the children of Glenurquhart by hosting carnivals on the cricket pitch. The event portrayed was known as the Roman Carnival, and took place on the 17th of September 1910. Music was provided by a band from Inverness, which accompanied fireworks and a money scramble. <br /> <br /> In the centre the man who with a cap and moustache who is standing up is Frederick Martin, who was very popular with the local children, to whom he gave sweets as well as advice. Frederick would tell the children of the dangers of alcoholism and the significance of motivation and optimism.<br /> <br /> Many of the background men in caps are estate workers who were expected to participate in these events.