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Old postcard

The year is only a guess. This postcard was posted in Kirkwall to Mrs Maxwell, Roofless, Stronsay. I know it is almost a hundred years since the Maxwells left Roofless, so might not be so far out with the year. On the back it says Dear Mother,It is still a bit misty but the boat is up to time and I think we will get a good run . A lot of herring gutters aboard, they are a funny lot. You will soon be busy at the same job as the ones in the PC. JM

I think JM would be her son John. He married Annie Croy, Kirbuster and went to Edinburgh to work. He was a policeman and a distillery whisky taster. Must have been a funny sort of a job, being a police man in Edinburgh I mean.
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Picture added on 04 December 2008
My, whit a bonny view
Anonymous comment added on 08 December 2008
Super old postcard. What hill would that be in the back ground and I can see a big house up on the left. No doubt it is still there. Scorra Dale jumps to mind.
Added by Barbara on 09 December 2008
Big house is where the Lorimers were. House in foreground is Gerwin. Inkster farm over man on left's head
Added by William Watters on 09 December 2008
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Hoy hills with Hall of ClestrainFormer Orkney Arts TheatreStaff of the Orkney Herald in the 1890sLinkshouse, BirsayJemmima Thomison?Harvest time in Birsay, Upper GrindallyVictoria Street, KirkwallMrs Stevenson, possibly EvieMary LouttitKirbister School, Orphir, 1926