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A Tom Kent postcard, date unknown. Paul ?
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Picture added on 30 April 2008
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I recall seeing a photograph like this one sometime ago and I think that it was Ola Gorie's mother and father's wedding, but of course I could be wrong. Molly Louttit was one of the bidesmaids. I have feeling that this photograph may be older than I think but it is.Just a wild guess!
Added by Sylvia Moar on 30 April 2008
Thanks for posting a clearer copy, though it is still frustratingly difficult to pick out the finer details. The fashions look like around 1900 and the Union Jacks indicate some sort of patriotic event. My guess is that it's one of the processions associated with the Boer War - the Relief of Mafeking in May 1900, the fall of Pretoria in June, or the end of the war in the summer of 1902. Or it may be Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in June 1897 or the Coronation of Edward VII in August 1902. Perhaps the photo archive has the original negative or other pictures of the same event. I think Harold Esson submitted a few pictures of one of the Boer War processions (fall of Pretoria I think) to the Orcadian a few years ago. There was an effigy of Kruger in his top hat. [I'll have a look in the TK pics we got from the library later- Steven]
Added by Paul Sutherland on 30 April 2008
Is that you Grant with your back to the camera?
Anonymous comment added on 02 May 2008
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Kirkwall

Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960