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Yet more Albert Street(4)

Just when you thought there couldn't be any more postcards of the Big Tree...This one was sent to a couple in Paisley in June 1970, so was probably taken a few years before that. You can see Groundwater's old shop front, the tree at the Atholl and the railings around the Big Tree, all long gone. A couple of the cars on front of the bank are interesting. The one furthest away is definitely pre-war. Then there is a Ford Prefect and, nearest the camera and unfortunately cropped by my scanner, what might well be a big 1950s Sunbeam or a Wolseley.
Picture added on 02 May 2007
Do you think this could be one of the most photographed trees in Scotland?!
Not bad for an Island with "no trees"!
Added by Ross on 02 May 2007
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Seaward Quest and Arkh Angell 1999Walls 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 Spire