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Cold Grey Stones

These slabs, stored in Orkney Builder's yard at Hatston, came out of the old mortuary at the Balfour Hospital. I wonder whose patio they are now?
Picture added on 29 July 2007
Ugh!!! What a thought!!
Anonymous comment added on 02 August 2007
Sad to say I helped to lay many a body on them during my time at the Balfour. 1962-'95.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 23 August 2009
See also picture #3843. I am not quite so brave these days.
Added by Sandy on 24 August 2009
These slabs are still in daily use, not for bodies any longer though!
Added by Roy Brown on 26 March 2011
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