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Don't know what or where this is - maybe Scapa. Is the photo the wrong way around? Is that why the boat is going backwards - oops - astern?
Picture added on 07 October 2007
m.v. 'Noup Head' reversing out from the Papay Pier circa 1975. She would have been owned by William Seatter the coal merchant in Westray at that time. He also owned Vestness Farm on Papay - probably the reason for the trip to Papay.
Added by Rob Thomson on 08 October 2007
This is an ex Royal Navel Pinnance 52ft with a lot of teak very nice boats
Added by Alan on 08 October 2007
Bit like the old black and white war film "The Crual Sea" where the seagulls fly backwards.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 08 October 2007
I am pleased to confirm that Rob is correct. This is Papa Westray. I had forgotten about the occasion (don't ask). It was taken from the MV Orcadia
en route to or from the Westray regatta on 24th July, 1982. Can't say fairer than that!
Added by Sandy on 09 October 2007
Does anybody have a picture of Alfie Nicholsons Orana.
Added by W Watters on 24 April 2012
There is a photo of the Orana in the heritage centre Shapinsay- a copy in Howard Hazell's book.
The boys are sure to have many too
Added by Kenny Meason on 29 April 2012
Is there not a picture of her on here - picture #18693
Anonymous comment added on 03 May 2012
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Papa Westray

St. Boniface KirkSt Magnus(IV) leaving Kirkwall pier c1962North Walls SchoolKGS Primary (Infants) 1 - 1952Bill Peace, PickaquoyAdamson family, Glower, BirsayNew PictureSanday Central SchoolPetrojarl Banff heads off from ScapaWedding guests heading for Papa Westray