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Staff of Castle Hotel, Kirkwall
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Staff of Castle Hotel, Kirkwall

Paul writes:
'The staff of the Castle Hotel, Kirkwall, probably around 1910. It is taken at the Castle Street entrance. The man wears a peaked cap with "Castle Hotel" on it. I suppose he would have been the "Boots", as in the statement often seen in old hotel adverts: "Boots awaits arrival of all steamers." And is the housekeeper having a problem with her blouse?'

Picture added on 13 May 2005
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Kirkwall

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