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Kirkwall City Pipe Band in Junction Road
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Kirkwall City Pipe Band in Junction Road

A Tom Kent picture, date unknown, showing the KCPB marching in the Back Road.

Where in Junction Road, I don't know, but would be keen to find out. It seems rather narrow, and the sign on the shop on the left says 'JW Sinclair, Photographer and Photographic Dealer'.
Picture added on 11 May 2005
Taken at the junction of Castle St. and West Castle St. with Junction Rd. Behind the high dyke which no longer exists is W.R.Tullock's garage.They are seen here marching up Junction Road from the harbour direction.

Added by P. Burges on 11 May 2005
Because of the number of changes in the buildings on Junction Road this location is almost unrecognisable today. However there is a good aerial view of the town in picture #762 which shows all these now non existent buildings between Tower Showroom and Castle Street.
Added by David Miller on 27 October 2006
This picture must be taken between 1925 and 1927. Peace's Almanac for 1926 indicates that J.W.Sinclair had moved to West Castle Street by that date and was there until sometime in 1933 when he moved to his Bridge St shop which he was in in 1929. The wall on the other side of the street must have been demolished to make way for Mackay & Wallace's garage which appears in the 1928 almanac. The roof of skylights is the one which was knocked down just a few years ago as Tullock's expanded their car park behind the petrol pumps. Behind that building running at right angles to it was Burnarvie House and the lane to it is behind the building with the single skylight. The low-level wall towards the yard gate and the building next to what became the Cosmo was still there for years after the war and behind this wall was a long wooden building on the site of what is now the petrol pumps.
Added by David Partner on 28 May 2015
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