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TITLE
John Cobb Memorial, Loch Ness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0132
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32024
KEYWORDS
memorials
memorial
cairns
postcards
John Cobb Memorial, Loch Ness

This postcard shows the John Cobb memorial at Loch Ness. Situated beside the A82, three-and-a-half miles south of Drumnadrochit, is a cairn built to commemorate the life and achievements of John Cobb who lost his life in September 1952 while attempting to break the world water speed record.

The cairn was built by the people of Glen Urquhart with a bronze plaque by George Bain. The inscription reads: 'On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb, having travelled 206 m.p.h. in an attempt to gain the world's water speed record, lost his life in this bay, Sept. 29th, 1952. This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of a gallant gentleman by the people of Glen Urquhart. Urram do'n treun Agus do'n iriosal.' (Honour to the valiant And to the humble)

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John Cobb Memorial, Loch Ness

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1950s

memorials; memorial; cairns; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the John Cobb memorial at Loch Ness. Situated beside the A82, three-and-a-half miles south of Drumnadrochit, is a cairn built to commemorate the life and achievements of John Cobb who lost his life in September 1952 while attempting to break the world water speed record.<br /> <br /> The cairn was built by the people of Glen Urquhart with a bronze plaque by George Bain. The inscription reads: 'On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb, having travelled 206 m.p.h. in an attempt to gain the world's water speed record, lost his life in this bay, Sept. 29th, 1952. This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of a gallant gentleman by the people of Glen Urquhart. Urram do'n treun Agus do'n iriosal.' (Honour to the valiant And to the humble)