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TITLE
A Highland Washing, Alness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0606
PLACENAME
Alness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32526
KEYWORDS
postcards
laundry
Averon
woodlands
fishing
A Highland Washing, Alness

This postcard shows a Highland washing, Alness

On a fine summers' day women and children have come to the river to do the laundry. Two of the women are trampling clothes in large tubs. The washing can then be rinsed in the river and spread on the bank or hung on bushes to dry.

The River Alness, also called the Averon, flows from Loch Morie in Easter Ross 12 miles to empty in to the Cromarty Firth at the village of Alness. The upper reaches flow through moor land and conifer plantations but here in the lower reaches it flows through pasture and rich woodland. Oak, ash, hazel, cherry and alder trees and an abundance of wildflowers grow along the banks. There is a popular walk along the riverside. The river is well known for salmon and trout fishing.

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A Highland Washing, Alness

ROSS

1910s

postcards; laundry; Averon; woodlands; fishing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a Highland washing, Alness<br /> <br /> On a fine summers' day women and children have come to the river to do the laundry. Two of the women are trampling clothes in large tubs. The washing can then be rinsed in the river and spread on the bank or hung on bushes to dry.<br /> <br /> The River Alness, also called the Averon, flows from Loch Morie in Easter Ross 12 miles to empty in to the Cromarty Firth at the village of Alness. The upper reaches flow through moor land and conifer plantations but here in the lower reaches it flows through pasture and rich woodland. Oak, ash, hazel, cherry and alder trees and an abundance of wildflowers grow along the banks. There is a popular walk along the riverside. The river is well known for salmon and trout fishing.