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Tucker Laird

A well known Kirkwall character Tucker Laird on the right,
outside what is now Focus on Orkney.
I am told it used to be a cafe owned by Dougie ? Lloyds parents in the 60s-70s.
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Picture added on 26 August 2007
The lad Tucker is talking to is Ian "Boxer" Richards
Added by Mick Harcus on 27 August 2007
Aye boxer never had a good dress sense !
Added by RSS on 28 August 2007
Alan, have a look at my comment on picture #579 re 'Crawford's Cafe'. It was a real nice cafe - fitted out with hard-wood linings and shelves. They sold ice cream and lots of sweets out of large jars. There were a few tables with chairs outside the counter. Douglas Crawford Snr. always wore a white shop-coat as was the norm. in those days (if I remember correctly he smoked a pipe!)
Added by Rob Thomson on 28 August 2007
Your comments bring back loads of memories Robert. I was only about five at the time when I remember going to Mr Lloyd's for an ice cream with my "big" sister Carol Ann. The counter was so high and packed with all sorts of goodies that I could never see Mr. Lloyd but one day he did pop his head out from above the counter and I got such a fright as he looked frozen. He had very sharp features and spoke very slowly. He kindly came around to the front of the shop to give us the ice cream. He looked so thin in his white overall. It just made me think that he came from another planet! My sister just about died when I said, "Is that Mr. Frozen Face?" She grabbed me, red faced, and hurried out of the shop.
We still laugh about this today amongst other things of course!
Added by Barbara on 29 August 2007
In my description above I refer to 'Douglas Crawford Snr.' This should of course read 'Douglas Lloyd Snr.'
Added by Rob Thomson on 31 August 2007
2 lads in their days. You can still see Boxer about there at weekends eh ha
Added by Eoin Miller on 23 August 2009
A grand photo o me Uncle Tucker, who is still sadly missed.
Anonymous comment added on 11 March 2011
Tucker was a fine lad really he was a great laugh and i am sure a lot of people miss him for the charecter he was. RIP
Added by Geordie Rosie on 02 October 2012
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