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North Hoy

Left to right is Johnny Cload then Jock Stout and my dad David Gillespie driving the lorry. This photo was taken going down past Isaac Moar's house in the North end of Hoy. Hard work without a gritter!
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Picture added on 29 December 2006
Comments:
Photo was taken by Isaac Moar him self, as I have an old roll of film and this picture is on it, along with other winter Hoy scenes.I will try and add them all once I get the film developed.
Added by Euan Mackay on 16 September 2007
Jock Stout and Davie Gillespie now gone but old Johnnie still going strong, I "Worant" you he could still shivvel grit fae a larry and he is 92 years old!! a great man indeed, you ken he looks jist the same today as he is seen in this photo.
Added by John Budge on 06 October 2011
I would thing Johnny Cload and Davina (Dolly) Wilson née Gillespie must be the oldest folk on the island.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 07 October 2011
Johnny was a soldier during the war and one of the places was the battle of Monte Cassino. Jock served in the war as well, dad was called up for National Sevice from 1946 to 1948. All three saw a lot of the world through no wish of their own and then came home to Orkney a place that's hard to beat.
Added by Beryl Gillespie on 05 February 2012
I remember some one telling me when Johnny was awarded the MBE or BEM, he was asked to attend a ceremony south to collect his medal, Jhonny said, the last time I left the island I got shot at, so am no gan again, I think that's right, John Budge wid bound tae ken, in fact I think he might have told me.
Added by Keith Dempsey on 22 March 2012
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