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Hoy becomes Hoy and Walls
Added on 28 February 2023 at 21:31 by Steven Heddle
By popular request the area formerly known as Hoy in our Area categories has been changed to Hoy and Walls. I hope this meets the approval of the folk from Waas.
Catching seals for London Zoo
Added on 09 April 2020 at 21:43 by Steven Heddle
You could do that in the 60s appparently! Jim Eunson has posted a series of pictures from a scrapbook detailing this operation, and the first half have been uploaded to the public area of the site today. Come back tomorrow for the rest of these fascinating pictures!
Use the Latest Additions button
Added on 08 February 2017 at 23:21 by Steven Heddle
I'm delving into pictures that have been bulk uploaded in the past, that I've held back to avoid swamping you with images that are similar all at once. They don't show up in the thumbnails below, which is strictly chronological by the date the pictures were submitted - so you might not see them. But you will if you use the Latest Additions button.
Sad news
Added on 07 November 2011 at 20:05 by Steven Heddle

It is with much sadness that I report that Phil Brough collapsed and died yesterday, Sunday 7th November 2011.

As you will know, Phil was a great supporter of the Orkney Image Library through his comments that enriched so many of our pictures, and of course through the 150 pictures that he contributed himself and shared with us.

I know from my own conversations with Phil that he derived great enjoyment from looking through the Image Library after he had retired.

Bruce Moar, in an email sent yesterday evening, sums it up well:

"Phil put some good stuff on the library over the years and was always good for a yarn about it if I bumped into him in the Royal.

It always amazed me that he had gone to the trouble of learning how to work a computer in the first place but he took great pride in telling me Ian's boy (Aaron I think) had shown him what to do.

I was by him just over a month ago to quiz him about his old Hotspur days and after I had been by him then Kenny Heddle I thought to myself I should get them together for an evening and record some of their stories for posterity.

Sadly it's too late now.

I, like everyone else I'm sure, will miss his contribution to the Image Library."

Our thoughts are with his wife Margaret, and sons Alan, Graham and Ian.


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