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TITLE
Sir John's Square, Thurso
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0118
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32009
KEYWORDS
squares
memorials
statues
gardens
garden
postcards
Sir John's Square, Thurso

This postcard shows a policeman directing traffic at Sir John's Square, Thurso. To the right is the war memorial and behind it, gardens given to the town by Sir Tollemache Sinclair, grandson of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster. The policeman has recently been identified as Ronald Ball (1929-2018).

In 1798, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster laid out the new town of Thurso, to the west and south of the old town. Sinclair was a prominent nobleman who's achievements included the compilation of the First Statistical Account of Scotland. A statue sits within the gardens at Sir John's Square, in remembrance to him (behind war memorial)

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Sir John's Square, Thurso

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1950s

squares; memorials; statues; gardens; garden; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a policeman directing traffic at Sir John's Square, Thurso. To the right is the war memorial and behind it, gardens given to the town by Sir Tollemache Sinclair, grandson of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster. The policeman has recently been identified as Ronald Ball (1929-2018).<br /> <br /> In 1798, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster laid out the new town of Thurso, to the west and south of the old town. Sinclair was a prominent nobleman who's achievements included the compilation of the First Statistical Account of Scotland. A statue sits within the gardens at Sir John's Square, in remembrance to him (behind war memorial)