Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
The Duchess of York in Inverness, 1929
EXTERNAL ID
BOX1_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
17 May 1929
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
573
KEYWORDS
royalty
royal visits
The Duchess of York in Inverness, 1929

The Duke and Duchess of York were invited to Inverness on 17 May 1929 to open the new extension to the Northern Infirmary. Here, crowds of onlookers in Inverness High Street have gathered to see the Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother). During the visit, the Duke of York also accepted the Freedom of the Burgh.

Schoolchildren were given a day's holiday for the visit and local shopkeepers were instructed to close from 12.30 to 15.30. Owners of premises along the royal route were expected to decorate their premises. A large marquee, lent by A Fraser & Co, was erected in the infirmary grounds, filled with 1000 chairs lent by various churches. On the day, the weather was glorious.


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email the
Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

The Duchess of York in Inverness, 1929

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

royalty; royal visits

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

The Duke and Duchess of York were invited to Inverness on 17 May 1929 to open the new extension to the Northern Infirmary. Here, crowds of onlookers in Inverness High Street have gathered to see the Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother). During the visit, the Duke of York also accepted the Freedom of the Burgh.<br /> <br /> Schoolchildren were given a day's holiday for the visit and local shopkeepers were instructed to close from 12.30 to 15.30. Owners of premises along the royal route were expected to decorate their premises. A large marquee, lent by A Fraser & Co, was erected in the infirmary grounds, filled with 1000 chairs lent by various churches. On the day, the weather was glorious. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.