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A&J Taylor's shop, Junction Road

Craig writes:
'This is a picture of when my Grandparents Allan and Jean Taylor had their shop in Junction Road in the eighties. They sold second hand furniture,did house removals, window cleaning, gardening etc. They have had a few shops in different areas of Kirkwall over the years.'

Date is an estimate, but for once I'm fairly confident! The shop was formerly Robbie Milne's music shop, with Aladdin's Cave being a good description of both the stock and the layout.
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Picture added on 02 February 2005
Comments:
Care and Repair have never been associated with or have ever occupied these premises [contrary to an earlier erroneous comment]. Callers are welcome at our office 15 Victoria St.
Added by Mike Cooper on 04 February 2005
can u show a pic of ur grandparents
Anonymous comment added on 19 April 2007
r u any relation to donna and pamela taylor
Added by S Wilson on 19 June 2007
Are you Steven from Dundee? Send me a mail please if you are.
Added by Craig Taylor on 20 June 2007
April 2008. I have just bought a house in Junction Rd. Where is this shop and what is it now please?
Added by Andy Fairbairn on 13 April 2008
It is used by Age Concern as a store now. Location is down beside the flat at the Castle Street Junction, across from the Castleyard Houses. [Just north of the new library, on the west side of Junction Road- Steven]
Anonymous comment added on 14 April 2008
Hi Steven, many thanks. It's on the same side as my house but further along the road.
Again thanks.
Andy Fairbairn
Added by Andy Fairbairn on 15 April 2008
The original owner of the shop used to sell musical instruments think his name was Robert Rendal I bought my first mouth organ from this shop 1956, and still can't play the thing {but have learn't to play the fidle} I think he sold 78 records, one if my memory serves me correctly was called An Evening at the Bu with Robert Rendal and I think it featured the man himself?
Added by Lewis Munro on 18 April 2008
Sorry lewis
it was robert milne.....better known as bob.

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Anonymous comment added on 18 April 2008
Bob Milne had a music shop in there for some time.
Added by Alastair on 18 April 2008
These premises were also occupied at one time by Buchan & Findlater. See picture #4632 for A Taylor.
Added by Sandy on 19 April 2008
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