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Longhope Lifeboat Memorial

The Longhope Lifeboat Memorial nearly finished.
Jackie Groat, my dad David Gillespie and ?

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Picture added on 26 October 2011 at 00:10
Could it be Johnnie Cload fae the battery?
Added by Michael Johnston on 26 October 2011
That's my Grand Uncle Dod Wylie from Deerness.
Added by Linsey Drever on 26 October 2011
Thanks for the info I'll need to add that to the back of the photo. In them days he would have had to stay on the island all night likely until the job was done but my memory lets me down, didn't stay with us and I don't mind him at the Royal.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 26 October 2011
I mind Mr Wylie building the plinth and he was so proud to be doing it, he worked wae great care. The plinth is a credit to him, I mind him sayan" some o the stones the widdows took fae the beach at the ayre o brims, aye he was a good man, and may he aye be remembered for his work.
Thanks Beryl yir no a bad sowl".
Added by John Budge on 27 October 2011
Who made the memorial. Cant find on the internet
Added by Howard Buxton on 22 March 2021
Ian Scott from North Ronaldsay
Added by Tommy Kirkpatrick on 27 April 2021
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