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1st Kirkwall Boys Brigade

Picture added on 29 October 2003
Excellent Squads of Boys in the Kirkwall Company. What an impressive display!
Added by Captain Marc MacDonald on 16 March 2006
I wonder what the date is on this photo, if there is one. My grandfather, alfred sinclair, was in the Kirkwall boy's brigade in the early 1900s. he may be in the photo, but I can't quite tell. I have a little brigade pamphlet he was given, which I think gives the oaths and such for members. Perhaps I will submit a photo of it.
Added by Doug Sinclair on 07 April 2006
My late father is seated fourth from the right in the front row, a member of what was then known as The Life Boys, the junior reserve of the Boys' Brigade.
Given that I know his date of birth, plus I know you had to be nine years old before being accepted as a member, I would say that the date of the photo given, 1923, must be just about right.
Added by Peter Burges on 08 April 2006
My late father James Marwick snr stands first left back row.
The late Geordo Sinclair grocer Albert St second left fourth row down.
The late Jim Horne ex Post Office Garriock St fifth from the right second back row.
The late Dave Work snr standing to the right of Geordo Sinclair
My late uncle Alfie Marwick seated front row left of drum.

Added by Jim Marwick on 22 December 2008
Hi. I am producing a book on the BB around the world. Does anyone know the history of the Orkney BB? I need it within 2 weeks plus any photos I can have permission to use. The book is to raise money for BB companies in hardship such as the one we will fund first in Ghana. Nobody is making any money out of this venture. Please send to bbworldwidebook@live.com Many thanks David chant
Added by David Chant on 03 May 2009
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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