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YWCA in church hall, Long Hope
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YWCA in church hall, Long Hope

Sylvia writes:
'Taken in the church hall Long Hope. Orkney approx. 1944. Belonged to Nance Mackay, Ferry House, Long Hope.'

Picture added on 04 November 2005
I think that by the look of the Matelots hats, this must have been taken in the first world war.
Added by Fred Johnston on 02 February 2008
Would that be carbide gas lamps Fred?. I agree the navy men look more like first war by there gear.
If the old YM could speak she would have some tale to tell!!.
Anonymous comment added on 04 February 2008
I think they must be carbide or maybe oil ones similar to Alladins.
Added by Fred Johnston on 05 February 2008
Certainly the slogan "For God, For King and & for my country" was used by the YMCA during the first world war. But then things change slowly in Longhope!

Added by Tom Champagne on 25 July 2011
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