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Junction Road

Junction Road, Kirkwall 1970s ?
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Picture added on 18 October 2011 at 21:34
Ah the good old days when you parked your car on the pavement outside "The Legion" so as you didn't disrupt the flow of traffic on Junction Road
Added by Anonymous 2 on 19 October 2011
Yes, but right next the fire escape doors.
Added by Sandy on 19 October 2011
Car facing in the car park looks like either a Wolsley Hornet or a Reilly Elf,and the one nearest the camera an Austin/Morris 1100. Outside McEwens shop is another Austin/Morris 1100 and the car furthest away is a Hillman Imp. Facing up Junction Road looks like a Mk11 Cortina with a Taxi sign on the roof.
Added by David Tullock on 19 October 2011
I'm not about to pit my car knowledge against David Tullock's, but surely that's a Wolseley (note spelling) badge on the radiator grille of the car in the carpark. The Riley (note spelling!) badge was on the chrome above the grille.
Added by Ian Hourston on 20 October 2011
Just proves I didn't waste any of my youth looking 2/too/to/two (note spellings!) closely at what the opposition had on offer.
Can you spot the Super badge on the Imp?
Added by David Tullock on 21 October 2011
I'm not going to pit my eyesight against David Tullock's either.
Added by Ian Hourston on 21 October 2011
Not a MK2 Cortina....looks more like a Hillman Hunter to me,
Added by Crazee Cooter. on 21 October 2011
You are correct, I should look at the "Large version" before making comment. It is indeed more like a Hunter with the indicators down at the bumper and not like the Cortina up beside the headlights. Also I could not remember any Taxi firms who used Cortina Mk11s.
PS just for Ian - I too didn't see the Super badge on the Imp - I was just testing your eyesight.
Added by David Tullock on 23 October 2011
Looks like two wifies gettin intae Sandy Wylie's taxi efter tea and cake at the White Heather Cafe.
Added by Grant Leonard on 23 October 2011
If the taxi has round headlamps, it is a Hillman Minx - the Hunter had the same body but square lamps. Nice to see a picture of the back road and the Crafty as I first remember them.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 24 October 2011
I think the taxi will be Sandy Wylie's old Volvo
Added by Alastair on 25 October 2011
I remember it well but, did the White Heather Cafe still exist in 1972?
Added by Ann Sutherland on 25 October 2011
I'm pretty sure Charlie Paterson owned & ran the cafe late 70's or early 80's.
Added by Gordon Stove on 20 November 2011
That Ba' board opposite the man crossing the road was there for many a year. It was never taken down. I think Jim and Betty Lennie had the White Heather Cafe as well, possibly after Charlie Paterson.
Added by Sandy on 21 November 2011
I can remember the building still being the White Heather in the 70s, though I'm not sure if it was still run as a cafe at the time. Wasn't it a shop in this end? When Charlie Paterson acquired it in the early eighties he re-opened it as "The St Magnus Restaurant".
Added by Paul Sutherland on 21 November 2011
Cecil Sutherland snr owned the White Heather Cafe in the 1980's as well.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 23 November 2011
The White Heather Cafe was owned in the 60s by Dave Keldie (swimming instructor at Scapa Beach - bl**dy cold it was too) Paul is correct when he says about the shop at this end. The Cafe was at the far end. Charlie Paterson changed the shop into a fast food take away.
Added by David Tullock on 23 November 2011
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