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Albert Street, Kirkwall

A VAlentines postcard, date estimated.
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Picture added on 02 October 2006
I'm guessing that the shop on the left s Sutherlands the Chemists, judging by what is above the door?
Added by Andrew on 02 October 2006
... It is a mortar with a pestle (didn't find better translations) ... Thus indicating ... Here is a chemist ;-)
Added by Wolfgang on 03 October 2006
This shop was indeed a Pharmacy, with a "Mortar & Pestle" sign. In my school days, and up to about 1946, it was called Stewart and Heddle.

At this time, along with the pharmacy downstreet (called D.M.Wright), both shops were aquired by Boots the Chemists. Over the years the two shops eventually became one, and the shop in this picture was sold to the then British European Airways. Nowadays it is of course Ridgway Travel.

Added by Peter Burges on 03 October 2006
Beautiful old long standing architecture. The archeology must be fabulous there.
Added by Debbie. HEDDLE on 28 May 2013
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