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Bill Pottinger operating a binder on Cleat Farm, Westray, circa 1960. - photo by the late Dr Dave Pottinger.
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Picture added on 04 October 2007
Comments:
Is that the tail of his shirt that is hanging down?.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 05 October 2007
I felt privileged to have been given the opportunity to submit some of the late Dr Dave Pottinger's photos, many of which are now historical treasures. Without spelling it out, Gordie Peterson's comment regarding this one tells it's own story!.
Added by Rob Thomson on 08 October 2007
I think it is more likely that the offending article is probably part of a sack. The metal seats were cold and hard to sit on and many people created cushions from sacks stuffed with straw or wool.

Added by Morag Flett on 08 October 2007
Can I ask if the gentleman Rob Thomson, submitting the photo, could possibly be my father, Bill Rodgers' cousin?
Added by Jan Paterson nee. Rodger on 01 February 2014
TAIL OF HIS SHIRT IS A HESSIAN BAG PUT ONTO THE IRON SEAT OF BINDER FOR GREATER COMFORT

MORRIS POTTINGER HIS NEPHEW EX WHITEHAA STRONSAY
Added by MORRIS POTTINGER on 14 November 2021
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Westray

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