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Wilbert Thomson's shop at 'The Brig'.
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Wilbert Thomson's shop at 'The Brig'.

Wilbert & Claire Thomson serving George Eunson, the mason, circa 1960. This shop is now the Frozen Food Centre in Bridge Street, Kirkwall.
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Picture added on 21 July 2007
I worked as message boy for Mr & Mrs Thomson in the early '60s. Used to deliver to Mr & Mrs Jimmy Dewar, Richmond, Deerness Road. After delivering the groceries it was a nice freewheel back down to the Brig where inevitably Mr Thomson would be waiting with an egg in his hand (Jimmy Dewar had been on the phone to report that I had broken one during the delivery - back up the hill with one bl**dy egg! )
Added by David Tullock on 06 July 2008
Hoo many o' ye minds when ould Albert Maxwell and his sister hed this shop? I widna mind seein a photo o' hid then. He hed everything in hid - jist like the Inversnecky store - there wisna room tae moove.
Added by Violet Perfect on 20 July 2008
I was message boy in the 1940s 15 bob or 75p a week.
Added by Bob Kelday on 22 September 2018
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