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Ernest Marwick and Madame Abby
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Ernest Marwick and Madame Abby

[Is this at a show Ian? - Steven]
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Picture added on 12 December 2007
I mind giving her 10 shillings to have my palm read which was a good bit out of my wages then.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 15 December 2007
She was my Great Gran!
Added by James Piggott on 21 February 2011
Ernest Marwick was interviewing my gran for the local radio. He was asking her about her gift of reading palms and telling about the past present and future
Added by Philiday Piggott nee Herrington on 22 February 2011
I am surprised Steven that you didn't know about Madam Abby.
She appeared every "MARKET TIME" which was usually in early August.
Latterly the starting date in Kirkwall was County Show day,after having been at the Dounby Show before that.
This was, in my early days, held in the Crafty Car park,long before it was re-located to the Picky Road site.
I have just realised that I must be getting old.!!!

[In 1954 I was minus 9... - Steven]
Added by Peter Burges on 24 February 2011
I mind hivan me palm read by Madam Abby (many, many moons ago at Stromness Shopping Week) and I am amazed to this day aboot the accuracy of her 'prediction' or reading which kind o' puzzled her and me at the time! I am aboot to retire (for the second time) and I wis reflecting about this jist the other day!
Added by David Watters on 25 February 2011
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