Orkney Image Library

<< back
Cathedral Octocentenary (2), 1937
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
Cathedral Octocentenary (2), 1937

Another scene from the 1937 celebrations in Brandyquoy Park, now the Bowling Green, and formerly the much loved and sadly missed putting green.

Any ideas what the scene is representing, or who the participants are?
Large Version View Large Version
Picture added on 29 September 2004
Comments:
I have a copy of the Handbook of the Octocentenary with a list of the 8 scenes and names of all the participants in each. This looks like Scene 3 set in Egilsay - the fatal meeting of Joint Earls Magnus and Hakon. Magnus on right, Hakon on left?
Cast Magnus - J W Flett; Hakon - J Smith; Chiefs of Magnus - J. Ross, A Mackay, H Inkster, D Dunnett, A Cromarty. Others on Hakon's side - J Smith, W Hewison, John Flett, Robert Robertson, W C Barrack, D Ross, R Milne, W Tait, George Harcus, J Ollason (Lifolf the Cook). There are 26 names for Hakon's Men-at Arms, 3 for his trumpeters, 8 for the islanders(4 of which are women)
Added by Jim Eunson on 02 February 2008
<< back

Kirkwall

Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960