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Warriors Day 1921

Warriors day, 2/4/1921.
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Picture added on 29 March 2010 at 17:49
What was 'warriors day' all about ?
Added by Irvine Budge on 03 April 2010
Warriors Week was a nationwide effort as part of Earl Haig's appeal for funds for ex-service men. In Kirkwall there was a concert and films in the Electric Theatre on the Thursday followed by the fancy dress football match on Saturday and a service of praise in the Paterson Church on the Sunday. Shops closed for the afternoon to enable people to attend the match and the footballers marched to the Bignold Park with the Pipe Band in attendance. The Orcadian named the footballers: J Hourston, W Davie, J T Reid, Sinclair Ross, T Gourlay, H Smith, A J Grant, A Mitchell, J Norquoy, J Smith, G Muir, G Smith, T Thomson, J F Shearer, P Brass, D Wooldrage, A Kenyon, R Cromarty, J Grieve, T Delday, J Linklater, D Flett, R Cumming jr, J Norquoy, Bryce R Miller, James Dunnet, J Smith. My late father-in-law Bob Spence took part in the Thursday concert. Along with John Hourston and John T Reid he sang "We're Nae That Fu" which apparently brought the house down! The total raised during the week in Kirkwall amounted to £79. There were similar evants in Stromness.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 11 April 2010
Many thanks for that Cathleen
Added by Irvine Budge on 16 April 2010
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