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1955  Stromness Lifeboat Mercy Trip to Skaill
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1955 Stromness Lifeboat Mercy Trip to Skaill

1955 snow resulted in all roads to Quoyloo area being cut off for three weeks. Food supplies became low. Stromness lifeboat made a mercy trip to Skaill with supplies. James Linklater, Freddie Isbister, Jim Linklater and Peter Spence took the stores ashore by dinghy.
Picture added on 21 March 2007
Brave folk. It reminds me of the film "Whisky Galore"
Added by Barbara on 22 March 2007
I remember that winter, and my father was one of the men there. Tommy (not Peter) Spence..
Added by Donnie Spence. on 26 July 2020
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