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Changed days! Top picture is a postcard (valentine's).
Where the stamp should be stuck down is written:
"1d. STAMP if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting". I wonder if it would have cost more if there were more words written!
What year would this be? What is floating at the Corn Slip? What boat would that be at the head of the pier?
The second photo was taken a couple of weeks ago by my cousin Eileen (Chisholm) Barton on her weeks stay in Orkney.
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Picture added on 22 October 2007
Nice old photo Barabara - the ship in the lower west berth looks very like the 'St Magnus II' which was sunk off Peterhead in February 1918. The "boxes" being tended to at the Corn Slip would have been 'lobster kists' - these would have been kept at moorings outside the basin for the purpose of keeping lobsters live until they were shipped to markets in the south. This was still being done by D. Meil in the 1950/early 60s.

Added by Rob Thomson on 22 October 2007
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Black Building from the airHalls of ResidenceKirkwall Arts TheatreBa in Broad StreetBa at the BrigNew PictureCoach trip to Orkney 1997St Magnus Cathedral copper spireSt Magnus(IV) leaving Kirkwall pier c19624 generations of James Simpsons on Flotta or Hoy