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Kirkwall City Pipe Band

Kirkwall City Pipe Band 1/1/1921.
Picture added on 05 December 2014 at 13:53
What swept moustaches so thoroughly out of fashion I wonder. Was it something to do with WW1? Or the widespread adoption of the 'safety razor'?
In this pic, the presence or absence of hair on the upper lip could be used to distinguish one generation from the next.
Added by Ian Hourston on 05 December 2014
Where was this photograph taken?
Added by Kathleen Keldie on 06 December 2014
I am certain this photo is already on the Orkney Image Library site complete with identification of the bandsmen. It also appears in the booklet which I collated published in 1989 to celebrate the band's 70th anniversary a copy of which is in the Orkney Room

Added by David Partner on 19 December 2014
Hi Kathleen it looks like it could be at the rear of the Wrigley Sisters/Foubister & Bains the photographer would be standing roughly where the old dentist building was
Added by Irvine Budge on 23 December 2014
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