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TITLE
Sir J A Fowler Memorial Clock, Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1359
PLACENAME
Ullapool
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33285
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
clocks
monuments
memorials
Sir J A Fowler Memorial Clock, Ullapool

This postcard shows the Sir J A Fowler Memorial Clock in Ullapool. The cast-iron clock with twin lamps and a weathervane was erected in 1899 in memory of Sir John Arthur Fowler (1817-1898) and his family. Sir John Fowler lived at Braemore House near Corrieshalloch Gorge. Born in Sheffield, he was an engineer who designed many railways and the Forth (Rail) Bridge.

The clock mechanism was made by Dent & Co. of London and the clock was originally erected in the road at the corner of Quay Street and Argyle Street. In the 1960s it was moved to West Argyle Street because of complaints that it was causing traffic congestion but it is said that it did not keep such good time after the move. Until 1995 the clock was wound by hand but it now runs by electricity.

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Sir J A Fowler Memorial Clock, Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

1900s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; clocks; monuments; memorials

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Sir J A Fowler Memorial Clock in Ullapool. The cast-iron clock with twin lamps and a weathervane was erected in 1899 in memory of Sir John Arthur Fowler (1817-1898) and his family. Sir John Fowler lived at Braemore House near Corrieshalloch Gorge. Born in Sheffield, he was an engineer who designed many railways and the Forth (Rail) Bridge. <br /> <br /> The clock mechanism was made by Dent & Co. of London and the clock was originally erected in the road at the corner of Quay Street and Argyle Street. In the 1960s it was moved to West Argyle Street because of complaints that it was causing traffic congestion but it is said that it did not keep such good time after the move. Until 1995 the clock was wound by hand but it now runs by electricity.