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Floor inside the Soda Fountain, Stromness
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Floor inside the Soda Fountain, Stromness

Floor inside 41 Victoria Street, Stromness,laid by Italian workmen employed by Guilio Fugaccia owner of the Soda Fountain in early 1900's.In the doorway his name is inlaid in mosaic, at the feet of his grand-daughter, taken in 2008.
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Picture added on 08 November 2010 at 09:18
Comments:
That is marvellous! I wonder how much a floor like that would cost to lay today?
Added by Sandy Windwick on 08 November 2010
Was he the man who also had an ice-cream shop in Stronsay, and who advertised that it was "Cheap today. Free tomorrow."?? Daily!!
Added by Bertha Fiddler on 08 November 2010
Giulio, not Guilio.
Anonymous comment added on 12 November 2010
That tale was often told by my father, James Gibson who was brought up in Stromness - when the children returned the next day they were told "Ah, tomorrow he never come"
Added by Margaret Hinckley on 13 November 2010
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