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Deerness school

Now abandoned. I was a pupil there during the 1940s. Photo taken August, 2008, during a nostalgic tour of Deerness...
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Picture added on 03 October 2008
Me granny wis there late 19th/early 20th centuries. I mind her speaking of the strange peedie boy who spent all his playtime sitting under the wall reading a book. His name wis Edwin.
Added by Sterlingstarling on 03 October 2008
My parents and I lived in the Schoolhouse between 1971-7. It was the first time we had ever lived in the countryside. We had a pet hen called Mildoo, who was hatched in my dad's lab. Although I only lived in Orkney for a few years, I have happy memories of deep snow, thick mist, and fun weekends. But it is sad to see such an empty and neglected shell.
Added by Mike Rose on 17 May 2014
My great-grandfather David Wood was a teacher at this school in or about 1885/86 when he left to teach at the Haugh of Glass School. I would be grateful to know if there are any photos of him in your records. Kind regards, Lyn Mucenieks
Added by Lyn Mucenieks on 10 May 2019
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