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Mystery object no.4

Where and what? challenges the equally mysterious Mr or Ms Thomson, known to Orkneycommunities only as 'S'... :-)
Picture added on 23 February 2006
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Mystery places or things or people
Is it an old gun emplacemnet?
Added by Craig Taylor on 23 February 2006
Looks suspiciously like the base upon which shore battery guns (WWII) were mounted. Lying outside the Smiddy Museum in the 'Hope is a circular steel plate with holes around the circumference - being a mounting for a gun from, I think, the Hoxa Head Battery. The object in the photograph would appear to be of similar size, although there are few clues as to scale etc. Just a thought!
Added by David Dawson on 23 February 2006
The footprint of a dismantled wind turbine? The layout of what looks like boltholes around the circumference looks about right
Added by Linda D on 23 February 2006
Gun Mounting Hoxa
Added by Bob Heddle on 22 July 2019
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