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Old Friends (date approx)

Albert Maxwell (my great-uncle) is in the centre.
Can anyone put names to his friends?
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Picture added on 05 January 2009
Yes! To Albert Maxwell's right is Nicol Spence whose shop was where "Keep Orkney Warm" is now. The other well known gentleman is George 'Dod' Leonard.
Added by Lex on 07 January 2009
George Leonard on the right.
Added by David Tullock on 07 January 2009
This photo, or one very like it, appeared in the "Orkney Herald" at the time above a few sentences about these gentlemen. I think it mentioned how many years' service on Kirkwall Town Council Albert Maxwell and Archie Spence (who owned the business called Nicol Spence - I think Nicol Spence may have been his father) had between them. I noted it down, and the date, when I saw it a few years ago, but do you think I can find my notes?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 07 January 2009
Tonight, eleven years after making my above comment, and while looking for something else entirely, I found the note I mentioned. The photo appeared in The Orkney Herald of 26th February 1957. I think it is the one now printed on page 130 of volume 1 of David Partner's book about Kirkwall. It was obviously taken on the same occasion but from a different angle.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 08 September 2020
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