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West Manse, Sanday
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West Manse, Sanday

This is the same view of the West Manse, Sanday as that shown in the 1915 photograph, only taken a century later (16th April 2015).

The fence at the front has gone, but the dyke it was on remains. The gateway is no longer there. The windows, though, are the same.

This house has been the home of three Orkney councillors:
Rev Matthew Armour (OCC 1890-1899),
Mrs Christine Muir (OCC/OIC 1964-1978),
Dr Stephen Clackson (OIC 2012 to date).

Picture added on 04 May 2015 at 18:41
This building looks very like one from my great grandfather's collection but he was the school master of the Central school and our photo is of the Central School Schoolhouse. Are these buildings one and the same? Or was that just the style of building at that time for attracting people to live in Sanday in comfort? All 7 of his daughters were born in that house from approximately 1890 until early 1900s before he moved on to Westray. He may have been the first occupant of the schoolhouse as he was 'in digs' on Sanday before that at Castlehill and married his landlord's daughter!
Added by Alison Hepburn on 16 April 2016
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