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Looking down Victoria Street, Kirkwall
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Looking down Victoria Street, Kirkwall

A Tom Kent picture, date unknown. Looking towards the Clay Loan end of the street, with the Royal (now Orkney) Hotel on the left, and the arch of earlier pictures under the lamp.
Picture added on 24 January 2006
Comments:
Nothing much has changed in the past 80 years has it? Well maybe it has - no cars parked along the street.
Added by marion mcleod on 24 January 2006
Taken before W H B Sutherland's shop was built. This had been a gap site since 1900 (the old buildings were being demolished as Hossack went to press). Can anyone confirm the story of the Salvation Army band playing here, prompting a resident to complain, "It's like ruddy Whitechapel", from which the close next door got its current name?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 06 June 2007
Not sure if this question has been asked before, but what were Victoria and Albert Streets called before the days of Victoria and Albert......
Added by Craig Taylor on 10 June 2007
Craig, I had a shot at answering that question in a comment on picture #2668.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 13 June 2007
Thanks Paul, interesting .....
Added by Craig Taylor on 14 June 2007
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