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TITLE
War Memorial, Helmsdale
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0036
PLACENAME
Helmsdale
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Kildonan
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31919
KEYWORDS
postcards
villages
monuments, icehouses
clearance
fishing
War Memorial, Helmsdale

This postcard shows from the 1920s shows the War Memorial at Helmsdale.

The War Memorial was built in 1924. Below the memorial in the middle of the picture is a large icehouse used for preserving salmon. It has a large vaulted chamber set in to the bank and covered with earth for insulation.

Helmsdale is situated on the east coast of Sutherland. Before the beginning of the 19th century there were only a few cottages and an inn here but a large village planned by the Duchess of Sutherland was built in 1818 to house tenants evicted to make way for sheep. The mouth of the River Helmsdale forms a natural harbour and the town thrived as a centre for herring fishing until World War I. Fishing has since declined and Helmsdale is now a centre for local shopping and tourism.

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War Memorial, Helmsdale

SUTHERLAND: Kildonan

1920s; 1930s

postcards; villages; monuments, icehouses; clearance; fishing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows from the 1920s shows the War Memorial at Helmsdale.<br /> <br /> The War Memorial was built in 1924. Below the memorial in the middle of the picture is a large icehouse used for preserving salmon. It has a large vaulted chamber set in to the bank and covered with earth for insulation. <br /> <br /> Helmsdale is situated on the east coast of Sutherland. Before the beginning of the 19th century there were only a few cottages and an inn here but a large village planned by the Duchess of Sutherland was built in 1818 to house tenants evicted to make way for sheep. The mouth of the River Helmsdale forms a natural harbour and the town thrived as a centre for herring fishing until World War I. Fishing has since declined and Helmsdale is now a centre for local shopping and tourism.