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Lawrence and Andrina Flett on their golden wedding
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Lawrence and Andrina Flett on their golden wedding

March 1973 A weel kent face aboot Stromness in the 40s, 50s an 60s Lawrence and Andrina Flett on their golden wadding two year after my dad had a massive stroke and one year before he passed away
Picture added on 17 September 2013 at 21:19
Comments:
Ian, your lovely sister Doris worked for my Aunt Anna Smith (schoolteacher) for a while before moving away from Orkney (around 1950?) I knew her quite well back then.
A sister-in-law of my aunt's was also called Andrina. Boys names with -ina, -etta etc added were once commonly given to girls. No doubt it was the rise of feminism and 'women's lib' that broke the habit. Imagine the opposite: boys being given modified girls' names. We males would've been up in arms!
Added by Ian Hourston on 18 September 2013
I remember Lawrence and his horse drawn lorry delivering goods in Stromness. He was the last horse haulage business in the Stromness area I believe
Added by Dale on 29 November 2013
Their one-time home Heatherybraes was later lived in by the artist Sylvia Wishart, who used the splendid view from her picture window in a number of her best works.
Added by Ian Hourston on 04 December 2013
Ian Hourston your aunt Anna Smith was my teacher in first year infants, very nice teacher. Doris is the third oldest of a family of 9 I am the youngest we are the only 2 still alive. Yes Dale my father was the last horse haulier in Stromness in fact I think last in Orkney.
Added by Ian Flett on 26 February 2014
Thanks for that Ian. Please give my regards to Doris if you have the chance.
Added by Ian Hourston on 27 February 2014
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