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Opening run of Orkney Motor Club 18th April 1917
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Opening run of Orkney Motor Club 18th April 1917

This is the Tom Kent picture Paul refers to in his comment to picture #2066. This is again at the Dounby crossroads, Oag's Shop in the background
- Steven
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Picture added on 09 December 2006
Ah, what service! Thanks very much. Is that John Sclater the draper, Provost of Kirkwall from 1904 to 1907, in the nearest sidecar to the camera, with his son on the bike? And on the extreme left of the second row of cars back, could that be John McEwan, Headmaster of Kirkwall Burgh School, in his 9 hp Aerex, registration BS 1? I think someone once told me too that Bill Davie the lawyer was on one of the bikes. Does anyone know which?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 10 December 2006
Yes, that is indeed my great-grandfather, John Sclater the draper, with my grandfather John MacIntyre Sclater on the bike. I have the horn which was on that bike and it still works. Richard Shearer identified where the horn came from which is pretty impressive!
Added by Elizabeth Copp on 31 October 2007
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