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Royal Visit to Stromness
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Royal Visit to Stromness

Postcard from my Dad's stuff "Provost Corrigall welcomes the prince to Stromness"

(Postcard was stamped "Stromness, 7:45am, 16 Oc 28", and sent to Mrs Robert Rendall (Annie), Kirkhouse, Papa Westray by Georgina, National Bank, Stromness).
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Picture added on 04 September 2007
Can you tell me who sent the postcard from Stromness? Provost Corrigall was my husband's grand-uncle.
Added by Ann MacLaren on 18 September 2012
Ex-Provost (as he then was) Corrigall sold me my very first pair of swimming trunks in his shop at 22 Victoria St in about 1946-47. Luxuries like bathing-costumes were just starting to re-appear after the clothes-rationing of WW2. I remember Mr Corrigall asking, "Can ye sweem beuy?" I was able to answer in the affirmative, because we boys taught ourselves to swim at the West Shore in our underpants - sometimes two pairs at once to counteract their tendency to become see-through when wet. The new trunks were trademarked BUKTA and seemed inordinately expensive at the time (I can't recall the actual price) but I simply had to graduate out of those increasingly embarrassing white cotton drawers. I splurged my 'birthday money', and the Buktas served me well for more than a dozen years.
Added by Ian Hourston on 21 September 2012
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