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TITLE
High Street, Nairn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0141
PLACENAME
Nairn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Nairn
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32035
KEYWORDS
streets
fishertowns
seaside resorts
postcards
High Street, Nairn

This postcard shows motor and horse drawn vehicles at the north end of the High Street in Nairn. The street was once a busy market place for the town and was lined with stalls selling goods from the surrounding area, some of them brought to Nairn by sea. High Street was also home to the town's museum and the Town House.

The royal burgh of Nairn, once known as Invernairn, was founded around 1214 where the River Nairn meets the Moray Firth. Once a fishing and farming community, the town was transformed into a popular Victorian seaside resort. Although still a fishertown in the middle of the 19th century, by a hundred years later its fishing community had disappeared

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High Street, Nairn

NAIRN: Nairn

1920s

streets; fishertowns; seaside resorts; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows motor and horse drawn vehicles at the north end of the High Street in Nairn. The street was once a busy market place for the town and was lined with stalls selling goods from the surrounding area, some of them brought to Nairn by sea. High Street was also home to the town's museum and the Town House.<br /> <br /> The royal burgh of Nairn, once known as Invernairn, was founded around 1214 where the River Nairn meets the Moray Firth. Once a fishing and farming community, the town was transformed into a popular Victorian seaside resort. Although still a fishertown in the middle of the 19th century, by a hundred years later its fishing community had disappeared