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Burning kelp in Auskerry
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Burning kelp in Auskerry

Eddie Peace helping his grandfather burn kelp in Auskerry ---approx 1929
Picture added on 09 February 2010 at 16:07
Great picture. Am sure Eddie must be a relative of mine somewhere back when as my gran's mum was isabella peace. my gran grew up in Eday but went to westray aged 8 or 9 when her mum died and she described the tang gathering to us in later years but with no fondness at all - the burning stage looks restful but she bitterly resented the work she was put to at that age.
Added by Liz Brown on 19 June 2011
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