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Date is just a guess but pre 1939. This photo is one of a group of photos I have from a private photographer, Orcadian born who lived south, but took a lot of photos when he came to Kirkwall on holidays. Note the two message boys on their bikes having an early morning natter. Added by Phil brough.
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Picture added on 07 August 2009
Comments:
Grand photto Phil, bit Ah kinna figure oot whar the phottographer wis positioned!
Added by Sumteeik on 08 August 2009
is that no the gable end o Donnie Chalmers chip shop ?
Added by Erlend Stout on 08 August 2009
It's an interesting aerial photograph similar idea as Craigs kite photos, of course in those days a zeppelin was used
Added by Spoot on 08 August 2009
I would say the photo was taken from somewhere about the archway of Tankerness House
Added by Alastair on 08 August 2009
Yes the photographer has been higher than ground level when he took the photo. Aye, hids definatly Chalmer's shop gable end- Donnie made the best patties I have ever tasted.
Added by Phil Brough on 09 August 2009
Yes, Alastair, I would say the photographer was sitting or standing on top of the gantry above the entry to the Tankerness House. It was a favorite place for taking BA photos' years ago. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 11 August 2009
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Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960