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Cathedral Octocentenary, 1937
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Cathedral Octocentenary, 1937

Peter writes:
'This, the first of three pictures, is part of the octocentenary celebrations for St Magnus Cathedral.

People from all over Orkney and even further afield, took part. This took place in Brandyqouy Park, the year being 1937 as I remember.'
Picture added on 28 September 2004
Comments:
See my comments on picture #290. I have a copy of the complete cast list for this Pageant. Hard to work out exactly what is happening here. It might be Scene 2, if so the principal character at the front would be Earl Thorfinn played by A Guthrie. Alternatively it could be Scene 7, and it would be Earl Rognvald played by Karl Holter. If anyone could tell me if I am right I could post the names of everyone else in those scenes, but there are about 60 men named in each.

Added by Jim Eunson on 02 February 2008
Found same photo in John Mooney's Octocentenary booklet published 1938. It is captioned Scene VI 'Earl Rognvald and his men return to Norway after defeat in Shetland'
Added by Jim Eunson on 30 September 2008
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