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Griceness Stronsay
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Griceness Stronsay

The year is only a guess. Wondered if this was the same plane as in picture #11384. Dont think all in the queue would have got on board. The three ladies standing at the front are Meg Eunson, Grace Fotheringhame and Mrs John Croy from Canada. She was Maggie Firth from the Boardhouse mill.
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Picture added on 11 December 2008
The date must be later than 1930, perhaps mid to late thirties. The prototype of the DH-84 first flew on 12 November 1932. Fresson flew his first sheduled flight from Inverness to Wick and Orkney on 8 May 1933. On that occasion the plane was probably a General Aircraft Company ST-4 Monoplane G-ACEW. I don't know when he started using Dragons. He was certainly providing a service to the isles in the thirties as he is recorded in North Ronaldshay and Stroma in November 1937.
Added by Tom Scott on 12 December 2008
On the above Dehavilland Dragon DH84, can be seen quite clearly the name Aberdeen on enlargement.
G-ACIT, as she was known, was built in 1933 and the original name was Aberdeen but as I have learned that the name was changed to Orcadian, at a later date
This plane is now at the Wroughton Science Museum in England I believe.
Added by Peter Burges on 14 December 2008
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Barrier number threeFinstown from WidefordOpposite the Police Station, LonghopeQueen Street, StromnessLizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)Annie Shearer Grayson, StronsayMystery personAnnie Shearer Grayson, StronsayMystery ladiesMystery workers