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Kirkwall Telephone Exchange Staff Dinner

Picture added on 10 November 2003
The names are: l to r back:
Norma Laughton (Campbell), Evelyn Sinclair (Kirkpartick), Helen Allan (Stevenson), Frances Zywiecki (Malcolm),
Front: Garce Budge, Irene Pottinger (Supervisor), Carol?? Swanney, Maureen Linklater (Swannie), Ann Taylor (Agnew).
Anonymous comment added on 23 December 2004
Christine Swanney now Mrs Brian Butler
Added by W Watters on 04 July 2005
This photo was taken on 29 March 1968 at a meal, I think in the Ayre Hotel, before they came to the reception following our wedding at the Albert Hotel.
Added by Morgan & Christine Harcus on 13 February 2006
The picture was taken in the Kirkwall Hotel, but I had forgotten that we went on from the meal to Christine's wedding reception.
Added by Norma Campbell on 06 September 2006
see picture #19849
Anonymous comment added on 08 July 2009
A blast from the past when I saw this: I worked in the telephone exchange. Irene Pottinger was my Supervisor....but she sadly passed away...early in life, and Evelyn Sinclair became Supervisor in her place. Maureen Linklater/Swanney I recall well. This post is so old I have no hope of finding my friends from the old Telephone Exchange days.

Added by Anna Winters on 01 April 2016
Anna, still on the go are Norma, Evelyn, Helen, Francis and Maureen. Not sure about Anne but I think she is still with us. Christine passed away a few years ago
Added by W Watters on 26 April 2016
Thanks for your reply: sorry to hear Christine has passed. My time in Kirkwall Exchange was a little after the pic above. Spent 12 happy years there. Marlene Halcro was another name I recall.....any news on where she is now. Cannot believe it's been 40 years since my telephone days....so many stories:)

Added by Anna Winters on 27 April 2016
Marlene still lives in Kirkwall. Mrs Sutherland now.
Added by W Watters on 01 June 2016
Modification to my last comment. it's Arlene married to Billy Sutherland, Marlene is in Aberdeen somewhere.
Added by W Watters on 07 June 2016
Thanks for the info on Arlene....may be able to trace Marlene through her twin. Still in touch with some Sutherlands in Orkney, so they might be able to help. Regards.
Added by Anna Winters on 11 June 2016
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