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Bus parked at Bridge Street with people walking alongside

Bus parked at Bridge Street with people walking alongside

Date Added: 24 April 2008 Year Range: 1925 - 1935 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2006_284_01 | Picture No: 2532

Negatives sheet 1A Strip 1 (contact prints 4B/Row 1/80)39A to 40A. People walking along Bridge Street, Dornoch towards the Railway Station. Negative 40A is the same composition and, in all probability, this duplication arose from bracketing of aperture and/or exposure time, common practice, in this era of photography. Detail on this photograph emerged from a film extract of Ian Ross-Harper’s commentary when viewing church display boards at the Dornoch Heritage Society Exhibition 1995. [see picture #15257 to view the film extract]. He gave the insight that the photograph was taken at the time of the introduction of a Sunday bus service to Dornoch. The people walking along the street were members of the Free Church congregation. Fearful of incurring the wrath of their Minister if they used the bus on the Sabbath to travel to Embo, they studiously ignored it in its parked location. However, on rounding the bend in Station Road, out of sight, they awaited and mounted the bus at the Dornoch Station building. Apparently this ruse did not last long and they joined the bus at its Dornoch terminus parking outside the Masonic Lodge.

Dimensions: 35 mm negative

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This is Bridge Street, Dornoch. the terraced cottages on the right are numbers 1 (Closest), 2 and 3 Bridge St.
Our house since 2011 at 3 Bridge Street is called Tigh An Allt but we are unsure exactly when it started to be known by that name. It was built in 1834 and we understand that the other two houses in the terrace were constructed at later dates.
Comment left on 02 February 2021 at 15:31 by Robert Wilson The details of the picture have been updated. Administrator
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