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Sunk boat at West Pier
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Sunk boat at West Pier

A Dougie Coooper picture taken in December 1966. Roddie Hibbert is the gent on the pier, and in the background You can see a dilapidated Girnel, the white front of Jeck Miller's bike shop, and to the right of the Old Men's Hut the former offices of the Orkney Islands Shipping Company.
Picture added on 23 June 2006
I think this the boat Peggy Shand used to work salvaging scrap at Sanday, note the heavy mast for heavy lifting and the steel plates on the deck
Added by Bobby Clunas on 19 January 2007
This Jansar was owned by Robert Swannay (Ayre Hotel) and used on salvage work around the blockships at the Barriers for a time. She had a Gleniffer engine I recall but lay partially sunk where the Lifeboat now lies for a considerable time around 66 or 67 eventually being moved to the Hatston Slip beside the "Alec King" and broken up in 1970ish.
Added by W Mackay on 24 January 2008
Hi, can you tell me if Peggy Shand had a son called Robert? Thanks
Added by Bethany on 12 July 2013
Peggy Shand had three sons, I think, Raymond, David and Robert
Added by Donnie Borwick on 13 July 2013
yes, Robert olsen
Anonymous comment added on 14 July 2013
Yes Peggy has a son called Robert but he doesn't live in Orkney. I haven't seen him in Burray for must be 10 yrs or more.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 14 July 2013
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