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Mystery phones do.

Not sure whether it was a retiral or a christmas doo. I came across this picture while scanning old photos and I do not know who to give the credit to.

It is either late GPO or early BT. Most of the names are known with a couple of blanks.

Bulk of the thanks goes to grant Leonard.

Back row, from the left: George Harcus,Jimmy Dunnet, Mac Johnstone, Sandy Garriock, Jocky Robertson, Gordie Peterson, Albert Scollay, Peter Sutherland,Raymond Scollay, Ronnie Drever, Gary Foulis, Ian Thain, Stewart Gaudie, Norrie Rendall, Ed Barnet and Stuart Mowat, Martin Black (with beer can), Billy Sinclair, Willie Watters, Willie Reid and Alistair Sim.

Front row : Willie Allan, ?, ?, ?, John Donaldson and Alan Rosie.

[Date guessed]
Picture added on 03 October 2014 at 10:41
Comments:
Moira Tinch. Taffy Allan. Anna Garrioch.
Anna's retirement.
Added by W Watters on 03 October 2014
FRON ROW W ALLAN MOIRA TINCH TAFFY ALLEN ANNA GARRIOCH JOHN DONALDSON ALAN ROSIE
Added by EVELYN RENDALL on 04 October 2014
Hello there, I found this photo interesting as my Great-grandmother was Jane Rosie, born 1835, who died in 1871, shown on Swona with her two children that year on the census. She'd married William Basketter (who I haven't found any info on) in Wick in 1857, Ross shown on the certficate, not Rosie. Their son William Sinclair Basketter (my Great-grandfather) was born in 1862, I was told by my parents that Sinclair was a family name. I would like to here of his sister, Jane, born 1859, Stromness, and any descendants. Have we distant relatives out there? - I see Billy Sinclair and Alan Rosie in the photo. - Coincidentally I worked for Post Office Telephones/ BT myself. Please email susie228@btinternet.com if you have any info re the family members mentioned, thanks, Sue.
Added by Susan Basketter on 04 October 2014
The lady second on the left front row is Moyra Tinch
Added by Price Sinclair on 06 October 2014
w allan moira tinch taffy allen anna garrioch john donaldson alan rosie
Added by EVELYN RENDALL on 06 October 2014
The three missing names between Willie Allan and John Donaldson are Moira Tinch, Taffy Allan and Anna Garrioch.
Added by Billy Sinclair on 07 October 2014
W ALLEN MOIRA TINCH TAFFY ALLEN ANNA GARRIOCH JOHN DONALDSON ALAN ROSIE
Added by EVELYN RENDALL on 12 October 2014
HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH SOME OF THESE GUYS
Added by RAY SZYFELBAIN WICK on 31 October 2014
Hello there, I am so pleased to find this photo...I am 99% sure that “Taffy Allen” on this photo was my Dad’s first cousin, William Allen, from South Wales. Dad told me he had a first cousin, Will Allen, who served in WW II, (he also told me that Will had served as a WW II photographer, and had been terribly upset by photography duties he had at a concentration camp in the final months of the war). I know he moved to the Orkneys, and I have to say that he looks a lot like my late Dad.
I would love to get in touch with any family “Taffy Allen” might still have in the Orkney Islands. His Aunt was my Grandmother.
I really hope someone sees my comment and will be able to confirm if this really is my Dad’s cousin.
If you are family, please get in touch with me - a Welsh cousin - at suelwinch@gmail.com
Many thanks for sharing this photograph, and kindest best wishes.
Added by Susan Winch on 26 May 2018
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