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Burrs shop

The date is only a guess. dont know who these people are but hope somebody out there might. Burrs shop is now called Bayview
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Picture added on 26 August 2008
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The shopkeeper was Norman Burr, who died in 1937, aged 36. There was also a Burr's shop in Shapinsay, probably part of the same grocery empire, which originated in Tongue.
Added by Marlene Mainland on 28 August 2008
Was at the Burrs of Tongue Memories Day on 1 May 2010 (www.showscotland.com/show-scotland/events-search/event/474/the-burrrsquos-van-treasure-trail) and my guess would be that second from the right is my uncle Norman. I will check with my aunt.
My grandfather operated shops for Robert Garden in St Margaret's Hope and Shapinsay before moving to Tongue. For the full story visit Strathnaver Museum.
Added by Peter Burr on 03 May 2010
The Burr name lived on in Shapinsay's memory, as the shop continued to be called 'Burr's' when I was growing up in the fifties, even though by then it was run by a Mr Sinclair.
Added by Marlene Mainland on 03 May 2010
My uncle Gordon Burr was born in St Margaret's Hope in 1907 and my father in Shapinsay in 1911. The family moved to Tongue in 1913 so they couldn't have been in Shapinsay for long. May be that my grandfather established the shop and that's why the name lived on.
Added by Peter Burr on 04 May 2010
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