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Stenness Hotel

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[Date guessed- Steven]
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Picture added on 06 March 2018 at 15:40
Huts beside the hotel housed RAF personnel working 18 seaplanes off Stenness Loch in summer of 1918. Hotel had an Operations Room with large wall map for plotting U-boats sited from the air or sea.
Added by Brian Budge on 12 April 2018
I have discovered a bit more; the peedie building on the left is the Stenness Post Office and shop. It is thought to have been built by my Grandfather John Firth Spence, the local postie. He was posted missing in 1917 at Salonika. In the fifties the building was moved in one piece to the shore of Birsay and is still there. Seen it many times in complete ignorance of its past.

Added by Rognvald Spence on 20 November 2022
So this is 'Zanzibar'?
Added by Steven Heddle on 07 December 2022
Yes Steven, this is Zanzibar.

Added by Rognvald Spence on 07 December 2022
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