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Shearer the Ironmongers

Craig writes:
'Picture of Victoria Street Kirkwall showing the old shop front of William Shearers'

The front of the shop has now moved back a bit since then, but the arched passage on the dilapidated building next door is still there, the building itself only having been renovated recently.

Date is an estimate.
Picture added on 02 February 2005
This picturen was taken in 1964 just prior to demolition. The windows have already been removed. The shop carried on during this time in the store across the street which was later removed to make way for the present car park.
Added by Richard J Shearer on 09 December 2007
Also note, the sign above the front of the shop is still in advertisement! It's above the back store door.
Added by Douglas Aitken on 02 September 2008
The "dilapidated" building next door was in fact renovated in the 1960s too and two houses were created out of the upper floors, though the old shop just out of sight on the right was not used for anything till the more recent changes.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 03 September 2008
The picture was taken in 1964, just before William Shearer's was demolished to make way for the new shop.
Added by Richard J Shearer on 28 March 2015
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