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Longhope Post Office

Post office at Ness House, Long Hope. Date estimated.
Picture added on 04 November 2005
I would like to add I have photos of the occupants at the time, misses taylor, if anyone is interested, Nance Mackay was postmistress at the time I believe.
Anonymous comment added on 04 November 2005
I am interested in seeing the photos. My mom is Sylvia Taylor and lived in that area when she was a child. I believe it was up the hill past the cemetary - is that where this house is near?
Added by Karen on 29 September 2006
This was Dr Harriot, Lizzie and Gena Taylors house down at the Longhope pier.
Your mothers home was down in the East End of the Island if it is Sylvia Taylor a sister of Jim Taylor. He is in one of my photo's at the Hoy Hall in the 1950's sitting with my dad.

Added by Beryl Simpson on 07 January 2007
Hi Beryl. Yes that is my mom's brother. Do you have that picture? It wuold be interesting to see it and send to my mom also.
Added by K. Woodall on 08 January 2007
The house where Sam Taylor and family lived and generations of Taylors lived before them was called the Old Hall.(We called it the Ould Haa.
Bremner Taylor, one of the heroes of the "Donnington" rescue was from that family. There is a good picture of the house as it is today, if you go to www.longhope.co.uk, places to stay and then Old Hall Cottage. On the lifeboat section of the same site is a photo of Bremner Taylor and his fellow boatmen, along with the famous yole. I knew Jim, Sam, Doddie and Syd well, but Sylvia was a lot younger.
Added by Fred Johnston on 17 March 2008
I mentioned the famous yole and crew who rescued the crew of S.S.Dinnington ashore on Switha in my previous message. I have now put the pictures on this website . The pictures are picture #9993, picture #9999 and picture #10000.
Added by Fred Johnston on 17 March 2008
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