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TITLE
Children's Playground at the Beach, Nairn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2804
PLACENAME
Nairn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Nairn
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34715
KEYWORDS
postcards
playgrounds
playparks
parks
swing
tearooms
paddling pools
bandstands
Children's Playground at the Beach, Nairn

This postcard shows the children's playground on the Links at Nairn, with the beach beyond. The swings, tearoom and paddling pool can all be seen. There were plans to close the paddling pool in 1999 but a large petition ensured its survival.

Several improvements to the Links took place in the second half of the 19th century. Two large quarry holes were drained and grassed over and paths, shelters and seating were provided. A bandstand was opened in 1884. Today the area hosts games, shows and picnics and is used for the playing of cricket, a game introduced to Nairn by English labourers working on the construction of the Inverness-Nairn railway line in the 1850s.

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Children's Playground at the Beach, Nairn

NAIRN: Nairn

1950s

postcards; playgrounds; playparks; parks; swing; tearooms; paddling pools; bandstands

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the children's playground on the Links at Nairn, with the beach beyond. The swings, tearoom and paddling pool can all be seen. There were plans to close the paddling pool in 1999 but a large petition ensured its survival. <br /> <br /> Several improvements to the Links took place in the second half of the 19th century. Two large quarry holes were drained and grassed over and paths, shelters and seating were provided. A bandstand was opened in 1884. Today the area hosts games, shows and picnics and is used for the playing of cricket, a game introduced to Nairn by English labourers working on the construction of the Inverness-Nairn railway line in the 1850s.