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TITLE
Navy on parade in Invergordon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1032
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32953
KEYWORDS
postcards
Royal Navy
fountains
Amenities Association
King Edward VIII
naval base
naval bases
Navy on parade in Invergordon

This postcard shows the navy on parade in Invergordon, marching from King Street to High Street. The building in the centre of the postcard is D.A.M. Ross the grocers. The King Edward fountain is shown in front of the building, unveiled by Mrs MacDonald the Provost's wife, in 1904.The fountain, funded by the Amenities Association, marked the royal visit of King Edward VIII to Invergordon in 1902.

Invergordon's proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The naval base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956

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Navy on parade in Invergordon

ROSS: Rosskeen

1910s; 1920s

postcards; Royal Navy; fountains; Amenities Association; King Edward VIII; naval base; naval bases

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the navy on parade in Invergordon, marching from King Street to High Street. The building in the centre of the postcard is D.A.M. Ross the grocers. The King Edward fountain is shown in front of the building, unveiled by Mrs MacDonald the Provost's wife, in 1904.The fountain, funded by the Amenities Association, marked the royal visit of King Edward VIII to Invergordon in 1902. <br /> <br /> Invergordon's proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The naval base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956