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The demolition of St Clair

The demolition of St Clair to make way for the new Presto supermarket in 1990
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Picture added on 03 October 2011 at 12:27
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St Clair's Emporium
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The demolition was done by Monkman & Adams.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 03 October 2011
See also picture #7184, picture #7280, picture #7286.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 03 October 2011
I thought it was Morrison Construction that demolished this as part of the new Presto
Anonymous comment added on 04 October 2011
No, St Clair was deconstructed rather than demolished by Alan Monkman and his partner.
Added by Sandy on 04 October 2011
So where does this fit in with the building of Presto by Morrison?
Anonymous comment added on 05 October 2011
Lidl store must be very close to old house site
Anonymous comment added on 08 October 2011
Lidl Store was built on the site of St Clair's Emporium, across from the junction with Great Western Road.
Added by Sandy on 10 October 2011
Jimmy Duncan,St.Clairs joiner dismantled the roof of the house.
Added by Charlene Duncan on 10 December 2011
I am not saying that Jimmy Duncan was not involved in demolishing St Clair, he was after all employed by St Clair's Emporium, but it was Messrs Monkman & Adams who were the contractors. I was in Orkney Builder's office at Hatston at this time and frequently sent a teleporter down to lift stuff for them.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 12 December 2011
Speaking to Jimmy Duncan a few weeks back, forgotten most of what he said about the job, but fairly sure he said there weren't any main contractors as such involved
Added by Alan on 12 December 2011
I suppose hid disna metter much noo. This was a very "substantial" house. Big blocks, probably 6" cavity walls, and the roof joists - 8" x 3" ?? Substantial! Not like what I see going up now.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 14 December 2011
I think Sandy is right about this, it was Monkman & Adams that did the work and I think that Gilbert Kennedy was working for them then, it might have been his first job with them.
Added by Snafu on 14 December 2011
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