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Early car on harbour Street
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Early car on harbour Street

Kevin writes:
'An early car creating a bit of a stir outside the girnel...'

Date is an estimate.
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Picture added on 10 August 2004
Comments:
This is a tom kent photograph. I believe the date to be 1901. It is orkney's first motor car, a Daimler fitted out to carry eight passengers on a trial run around Kirkwall. A second vehicle had been ordered with the purpose of forming a company 'The Orkney Express' to run a motor service between Kirkwall and Stromness. The journey would take about one and a half hours, half the time taken by horse and coach and the fare would be half the existing charge.
Added by Alan Hale on 03 October 2004
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