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Finstown Bachelors' Ball
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Finstown Bachelors' Ball

Paul writes:
'I don't know what the Finstown Bachelors Ball 1924 was, but it was evidently not restricted to bachelors. The photo is by William Hourston. My maternal grandparents, James and Georgetta Flett, are sitting in the second row from the front, fourth and fifth from the left (counting the woman at the extreme left of the picture as first), and I am told that second row from the back, seventh and eighth from the left are a Mr and Mrs Turfus. I know none of the others.'

Any ideas as to the identities?
Picture added on 21 January 2005
I am william hourston's great, great grandson, so I was wondering if anyone had details or anything interesting information about him.
Added by Sam Hourston on 28 March 2005
Take a look at the Orkney Library & Archive website for a brief history of Willie Hourston and other Orkney photographers. Find them at http://www.orkneylibrary.org.uk/html/photographers.htm
Added by David Mackie on 14 April 2005
Back row third and fourth from the left Margaret ( Maggie) Garrioch and Thommy Davie. Maggie Garrioch was my husband's aunt also Mrs Turfus (Annie Garrioch).
Added by Irene Garrioch on 02 October 2005
My great grandfather was also a James Flett but his wife was Catherine Spence Leask and she was born in1848 so James and Georgetta would be a couple of generations younger. My sister, cousin and I are from Canada and will be in Orkney from Aug. 24 til
Sept. 6 and are anxious to meet anyone who might be related way back when. Our Flett ancestors were from Redland Farm and also had a connection to Ness House in Stromness where My great Uncle Willie Flett retired after many years at sea. Do you suppose there is any connection?
Added by Carol Britton on 25 July 2013
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