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Event at Corn Slip

A Tom Kent photo dated 28.02.1909. The rest of the details are illegible. It appears to be of a motorised lifeboat at the Corn Slip.
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Picture added on 30 April 2010 at 17:56
The Stronsay lifeboat John Ryburn was named at he cornslip Kirkwall. Guess that would her
Added by Jim Cooper on 30 April 2010
Look at picture #4896, Price. The caption says "Stronsay Motor Lifeboat, 1909". She's leaving Kirkwall in this picture, having been named on 28th September, 1909.
Added by Bertha Fiddler on 30 April 2010
Have just hit upon photo #1260, Price. It's another one of the lifeboat leaving Kirkwall, but it says it's the John Ryburn, in 1909. I remember it in the lifeboat hoose at the Station pier!
Added by Bertha Fiddler on 30 April 2010
This would be the naming cermony of the Stronsay lifeboat " John Ryburn", which I understand took place in Kirkwall in 1909.
Added by Fred Johnston. on 01 May 2010
Naming ceremony for Stronsay's first lifeboat 'John Ryburn' (courtesy of SCRAN). Have the sky and buildings in the background been hand-tinted?
Added by Ian Hourston on 01 May 2010
naming of the Stronsay lifeboat JOHN RYBURN
Added by Erlend Stout on 01 May 2010
Thanks for all the comments.

Fancy me no kennen that, silly owld b****r.
Added by PRICE SINCLAIR on 04 May 2010
The "John Ryburn" arrived in Stromness on the 1st May 1909 accompanied by the new Stromness L/Boat "John A Hay", she stayed in Stromness until the 19th May, when she eventually arrived in Stronsay. Naming ceremony was held in Kirkwall on 28/9/1909. I think she was built from a legacy donated by the same donor who paid for "Thomas McCunn", now in the Longhope L/Boat museum
Added by S.Taylor on 04 May 2010
Bertha, when did you see the John Ryburn as according to records the station closed down in 1915. Price i now live in Burghead on the north east coast
Added by Erlend Stout on 04 May 2010
Yae hid better watch yir swerrin Price, I hiv hin a tellen aff aboot it, they should hear me workan wae the kye that wid be an eye opener tae the literary set in the toon!!.
Added by John Budge on 05 May 2010
Thanks fur the warning John, bit, if I stop swerrin me wife will likly leave me as shae wid think shae hid gein intae the wrong hoose.
Added by PRICE SINCLAIR on 06 May 2010
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