Orkney Image Library

<< back
Shore Street from Cromwell Road, 1938?
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
Shore Street from Cromwell Road, 1938?

Peter sends in this picture of how Shore Street looked before the oil tanks replaced the historic old houses, and before both Cromwell road was rerouted closer to the shore and the marina was built. The date is an estimate.

Quite an evocative picture, as I had forgotten about the slip at the bottom of St Catherines Place. Come to think of it, it would be good to have a slip into the marina basin for small boat owners to use even now.
Large Version View Large Version
Picture added on 06 September 2004
My 2xgt grandfather Donald SMITH 1814-1890 was a blacksmith in Shore Street. He had a house, forge and small paddock at the rear. From the description on the census of the area covered. I think it is the last building on the shore on the left of the photo. He also owned Craigiefield and sold it to Hossack.
Added by Bridget A Hunter nee Smith. ofhs 111 on 27 January 2014
<< back


The MetronomesPrint of cathedralThe Cathedral in The Peerie SeaStromness Academy perform Merchant of VeniceFormer Orkney Arts TheatreWindwicksStaff of the Orkney Herald in the 1890sPeace family member?London Zoo seal-acquisition project #17London Zoo seal-acquisition project #16