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A big car photographed in the parking area outside what used to be the Royal Hotel, Kirkwall. The date is a guess.
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Picture added on 03 December 2007
A name has popped into my head but could be wrong. Mosh Marwick I believe had a number of big American cars in the 50s/60s.
Added by Dougie on 07 December 2010
Nah Dougie, this ker wisna Mosh's. He widna hiv been seen deed in a ker wi a bent numberplate. He did hiv some nice cars. I remember him driving the Royal Dance Band to gigs in a huge gold Ford Galaxy.
Added by Sandy Windwick on 08 December 2010

I am sure you are right, his cars were special and very unusual for Orkney at the time.I am sure he lived on one of the streets running up from the ducky pond and we stood looking at his cars on the way to school.
Added by Dougie on 10 December 2010
This is a Ford LTD estate car that belonged to the late Alaister Spence Wideford Farm St Ola.
Added by Jim Marwick on 10 December 2010
1972 Brown in colour but not currently on the road apparently.
Added by John Riddle on 28 June 2011
Maurice Shearer used to drive it
Added by Ken Foulis on 04 February 2012
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