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St Ola leaving Scapa Pier
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St Ola leaving Scapa Pier

I came across this old photo while looking through a batch. Don't know it's origins, photographer or even how I came by it, possibly scanned from a book. Date is a guess mainly based on the odes of transport. I can remember in the thirties there was only one derrick at the steps, the one nearest the point of the pier
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Picture added on 06 September 2008
Sorry about misprint, for "odes" read "modes".
Up to about 1919 my father ran a coach and carting business and held the contract for mail collection at Scapa pier until the end of WW 1 when P F Thompson took it over with motor transport. The coach and/or the horse and four wheel cart shown in the photo could possibly have been my father's. Father was a committed horse man and would not move on to motor transport so gave up the business. The thing behind the cart looks like a veteran motor vehicle of some kind.
Added by Tom Scott on 09 September 2008
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