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Old Man of Hoy from and old wood engraving
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Old Man of Hoy from and old wood engraving

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Picture added on 17 November 2006
I, barbara (jolly) watt, bought this postcard from the net. It was sent from kirkwall in november, 1946 to captain mcmath of the s/s spanker, based in newcastle-upon-tyne. I just wondered if anyone knew anything about the old wood engraving.
Added by Barbara on 24 November 2006
I don't know where the engraving originates, but it is also in "Peace's Hand-book to the Orkney Islands", which was published before the First World War. I think I've seen it somewhere else too, but can't think where.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 27 November 2006
Hello Barbara - at the Hoy Kirk we are having an Old Man of Hoy exhibition - and we are gathering material for an on-line archive. It would be great to have a copy of this postcard for the digital archive if that was possible?
Added by Rebecca Marr on 18 February 2012
Hi Rebecca. When is your exhibition? I live in France so it could take a peedie while for me to get a copy to you. I could send it in an email to you and then you could print it out yourself. I'll need to find it first! Please let me know.
Added by Barbara on 20 February 2012
Hello Barbara thanks for getting back. France? lovely. No rush the show is going up this weekend but it is an ongoing archive, so we hope to keep adding items. An email version of a scan is just ideal. Just whenever it turns up. Kind regards Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Marr on 21 February 2012
That's it Rebecca. I've sent 4 photos in all so hope they arrive and that they will be useful to you. I'd love to see your site.
Added by Barbara Jolly Watt on 23 February 2012
Cheers Barbara, many thanks. Look forward to seeing them. Did you send via email [email protected] ? The website is at www.hoyheritage.co.uk
Really grateful to you, Regards Rebecca

Added by Rebecca Marr on 23 February 2012
Rebecca I sent them to [email protected] You have a super site.
Added by Barbara Jolly Watt on 24 February 2012
Thanks Barbara - delighted, cheers Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Marr on 29 February 2012
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