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Maes Howe

Jim writes:
;Taken in September 1957, in the days when oats were still cut by reaper, bound into sheaves, grouped into stooks and left to dry before being built into stacks.'
Picture added on 27 February 2006
Comments:
I visted MaesHowe in 1958, on my Grand Tour of Orkney, on a girl's bicycle borrowed from my cousin.
I seem to remember there was a wee hut and a man unlocked a gate to let me in. I think I had to crouch to go in although I was just little being eleven. The runes were the best bit; "Snafir has a big nose", "Eric Sigurdsson loves Freyja Grimsdottir" and similar (I imagine).
Added by Andrew Paterson on 01 August 2013
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