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Took this photo wae me Kodak instamatic 36 1972 stromness pier on route to Hoy for a 2 day school trip. Me Aunties name is Evelyn so thats why i took the photo.
Picture added on 28 June 2011 at 11:58
the evlyn was owned by alfie sinclair who also owned the day dawn ,avondale and were as used workboats when started.
Anonymous comment added on 28 June 2011
Good old colour film. So natural compared with saturated digital images.
Added by Sandy on 28 June 2011
Looks like mvs Watchful and Hoy Head in the background.
Added by Grant Leonard on 28 June 2011
Wid that be old railway track along the edge oh the pier and does any body know where it came from?
Added by Rodney Delday on 05 July 2011
Im not saying this is the same rail line but I remember back in 69 we took up all the railway line from about Lyness which was quite a considerable amount and If I remember rightly I'm sure it was sold off locally
Added by Allan Besant on 06 July 2011
As far as I know the rail track was around the South pier from when it was refurbished & extended in the 50s. I would say this photo looks like it was taken in the early days of the Oil Industry in Orkney possibly 74 because the ship on the North Pier is one of Jackson Marine's "Moon" boats that carried pipe to the Lay Barges and were frequent visitors to Lyness for a while. The Evelyn may still have been fishing as there are coils of seine net rope just aft of the winch.
Added by Willie Mackay on 09 July 2011
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