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Pipe Band in Co-op Square, Pierowall - circa 1930
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Pipe Band in Co-op Square, Pierowall - circa 1930

A crowd has gathered in the Co-op Square, Pierowall, to see a Pipe Band, presumably from Kirkwall.
The vehicle at the extreme left is WFM Brown the Baker's bread delivery van. The horse-drawn van towards the centre belonged to R H Robertson, the merchant. Does anyone have any knowledge about the other two vehicles, or a more accurate estimate of when this photo was taken?
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Picture added on 16 August 2007
The figure in the centre foreground bears a resemblance to Edgar Gibson, in which case this would be the Kirkwall City Pipe Band.
Added by Fred Grieve on 16 October 2007
See also picture #10835 for a better fix on the date and the event.
Added by David Miller on 24 August 2008
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