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This is one for Rob Miller. Do you ken the peedie lass in the middle row ?
Picture added on 12 March 2009
Violet Fotheringhame (later Nicolson)far right.
Added by Marlene Mainland on 13 March 2009
Could you give us all the names jim, including the peedie lass in the middle to see if we have guessed correctly
Added by Carwin on 13 March 2009
Is that Jeemie S Toot 5th from the left back row?
Added by M.Nicolson on 14 March 2009
Back row L to R Violet Seatter, Morris Pottinger, Jim Reid, Jack Stevenson, Jim Stout, Andrew Reid, Violet Fotheringhame . Middle row, John Stout, David Pottinger, Hecky Marshall, Sylvia Chalmers, John Young
Front row, Fiona Reid, Isobel Pottinger, Patricia Shearer, Norna Pottinger John Reid . This photo shows a great differance in ages at what was a one teacher school. Dont know if its safe to suggest that teachers had to work for their money in those days
Added by Jim Cooper on 14 March 2009
Hello Jim. I certainly do! An uncanny resemblance to one Betty Chalmers in picture #17589 don't you think?
Excellent set of photos you have in here by the way. With Betty's help they have improved my knowledge of Stronsay no end.
Added by Rob Miller on 14 March 2009
If that is Morris Pottinger second left, would that be the man I was speaking to on sunday at the mamorial service in Dunnet Church who said he was from Isald in Reay, he spoke in broken Orcadian and wore a kilt I told him the two did not go together. Is that the same man Jim?.
Think he told me they left Stronsay in 1948?.
Added by John Budge on 16 March 2009
That is indeed the same man John. He farmed Isald but I think it's either a son or a grandson who is the farmer now. They left Stronsay a few years earlier than 1948 though. Possibly 1943 or 44
Added by Jim Cooper on 17 March 2009
Morris Pottinger left Stronsay in May 1944. His family farmed at Whitehall. They were flown from Stronsay to their new home at Greenland Mains by captain Fresson the aviation pioneer.It was also captain Fresson who landed a Dragon Rapide in a field at Whitehall to transport Peter Irvine to hospital when he lost his leg. His leg was cut off just below the knee by a reaper working at Midgarth which was owned by Alec and Dod Tait(brothers of James of J&W Tait)
Added by Ian Tait on 20 March 2009
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Opening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryScapa School around 1933Barrier number threeFinstown from WidefordOpposite the Police Station, LonghopeQueen Street, StromnessLizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)Annie Shearer Grayson, StronsayMystery personAnnie Shearer Grayson, Stronsay