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Invitation to the Official Opening of

The Forth Bridge

Invitation to the Official Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  4 March 1890

Invitation to the Official Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  4 March 1890

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kenneth G Williamson

The back of the Invitation

Back of the Invitation to the Official Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  4 March 1890

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kenneth G W

 

Invitation to the Official Opening of

The Forth Bridge

Thank you to Kenneth for allowing me to reproduce the photos above.

Kenneth wrote:

"All I know is that the great-grandfather of the person who gave me this invitation worked on the railway and this invitation and other items were found amongst his papers.

I have the feeling that the invitations were 'spare' as there is no name on the card.

I also have a picture taken, I think at Cowlairs, Glasgow , showing the NB loco that pulled the Royal Train.  You can clearly see the Prince of Wales Feathers on the splasher.

Kenneth G Williamson:  March 20 +21, 2010

 

Invitation to Provost Macpherson

Provost Macpherson

The invitation above may be a 'spare' that was never issued.

However, here is one from the collection of David Gordon, Edinburgh, that was issued to a Provost Macpherson.

Might this have been Alexander MacPherson, Provost of Kingussie (b.1839) whose life and work is mentioned on several web sites, including the Sonasmor 'Macpherson Electronic Museum' web site.

Notes:

1.  Kingussie lies about 75 miles north of the Forth Bridge, on the main railway line to Inverness.

2.  'Sonas Mor' is Gaelic for 'Great Happiness'

3.  The invitation to Provost Macpherson (below) is similar to the one at the top of this page, but I was not able to get a good colour photo of it, so I have reproduced it in black and white.

Invitation to Provost Macpherson

Invitation to the Official Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  4 March 1890

  Thank you to David Gordon, owner of the 'Now & Then' antique shop in Edinburgh,  for allowing me to photograph this invitation

 

 

 

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