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Walter and Betsy Walls, South Ronaldsay
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Walter and Betsy Walls, South Ronaldsay

I've been informed this is my great grandparents, Betsy Omand Garson, born 16 May 1842, in Stromness and Walter Nathan Dunnet Walls, born 12 Dec 1842, in South Ronaldsay and Burray. They were married on 11 May 1876 in Kirkwall. I suspect this photo is from about 1875, possibly for their engagement. See also picture #24234 and picture #24231.
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Picture added on 09 October 2010 at 14:43
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I've been reliably informed that this is my grandparents, Betsy (Bessie) Wood Walls, born 17 Jun 1891 in Sunnybank, Binbister, Harray and George Moar Borwick Adamson, born 14 Jun 1888 in Glower Birsay and not my great grandparents as stated above. They were married on 08 Jan 1914 in Sunnybank, Binbister, Harray.

This new information has just come to light from Betsy and George's youngest daughter Viola (Ola) Adamson. So this would date the photo to about 1913 and not 1875 as previously thought, possibly for their engagement as they aren't wearing their wedding rings.

Sorry for the misleading original information and for any confusion caused.
Added by Keith Adamson on 11 December 2010
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