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TITLE
John Cobb Memorial, Loch Ness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0132_AT
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
32025
KEYWORDS
memorials
memorial
cairns
John Cobb Memorial, 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

2000s

memorials; memorial; cairns;

Andrew Taylor

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)