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This is another photo from the collection of glass plates belonging to the late Bob Spence. Can any of you Stronsay folks say if I'm anywhere near with my guess at the date?
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Picture added on 27 March 2009
I think you would not be far out with the date. The six houses nearest to the camera were all built about 1900 or soon after. My grandfather Cooper was hired to cart the stone for them and he left Stronsay in 1907
Added by Jim Cooper on 31 March 2009
Just had a look today when in the village. The six houses all have dates between 1905 and 1907
Added by Jim Cooper on 02 April 2009
Thanks for that Jim. We think most of the photos were taken around that time and this helps confirm it. Any idea why the flag is flying?
Added by Cathleen Spence on 03 April 2009
Sorry i have no idea about the flag . There appears to be a telegraph pole with only two cups on it so surely no many phones around at that time
Added by Jim Cooper on 06 April 2009
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Rackwick BayOpening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryScapa School around 1933Royal visit in the 80sBarrier number threeFinstown from WidefordOpposite the Police Station, LonghopeQueen Street, StromnessMystery gentleman on a motorbikeLizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)