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TITLE
Memories of old Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_TOTTIEBROWN_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2272
KEYWORDS
town councils
town clerks
policemen
audio

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In this audio extract, a resident of Inverness recalls her childhood memories growing up in Castle Street in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The recording dates from around 1986.

'Well, I was born in Castle Street and I could see all the things happening in the High Courts, you know? And all the men and the band from the Barracks would come down and the soldiers were all on duty on round the castle when there was a High Court. It was very, very - the walk from the town hall up Castle Street and up there - course there was a gate there and everything. And there was the - Mr. Ross, he was a policeman - he was on the lodge gate. There were gates there, of course, the gates could close, at the entrance to the castle, there was gates. And Mr. Ross - two lassies at school with me - they're all dead of course. Mr. Macbeth was the piper and caretaker at the castle. 'Kenny the Mush' was their Chief Inspector, 'Kenny the Devil' was the Town Clerk' [Laughter]

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Memories of old Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

town councils; town clerks; policemen; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Inverness Recollections

In this audio extract, a resident of Inverness recalls her childhood memories growing up in Castle Street in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The recording dates from around 1986. <br /> <br /> 'Well, I was born in Castle Street and I could see all the things happening in the High Courts, you know? And all the men and the band from the Barracks would come down and the soldiers were all on duty on round the castle when there was a High Court. It was very, very - the walk from the town hall up Castle Street and up there - course there was a gate there and everything. And there was the - Mr. Ross, he was a policeman - he was on the lodge gate. There were gates there, of course, the gates could close, at the entrance to the castle, there was gates. And Mr. Ross - two lassies at school with me - they're all dead of course. Mr. Macbeth was the piper and caretaker at the castle. 'Kenny the Mush' was their Chief Inspector, 'Kenny the Devil' was the Town Clerk' [Laughter]