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John A Cooper at Wideford House
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John A Cooper at Wideford House

Date on the back of this photo is 1936, John A Cooper is standing beside the pick-up truck at Wideford House,St. Ola. I think John would have been a brother to Dougie and Charlie, Dougie of the musician fame, great friend of Dougie Shearer. The Truck has a South Country name on the door. What make of pick-up is it? Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 21 March 2011 at 13:17
Thanks for the memory Phil. I learned to drive in one of these in the early 1950’s at my place of work where it was purely a works runabout. I was in my teens and so was the truck, a 1920’s – 1930’s one-ton Morris Commercial. I took great pleasure in polishing its chrome radiator, but was not too fond of that fuel tank sitting under the bonnet just above my knees; you can just see the filler cap in your photo, in the centre; close to the windscreen.


Added by Ron Greatrix on 23 March 2011
This is my uncle John,aka"Pep".He left Orkney to join the merchant navy,eventually became a police officer in Liverpool before the outbreak of war.He was killed in north africa on 6th.May 1943.My mother often talked of him and how all the girls fell for him!
Added by Allan Davidson(aka on 27 July 2014
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