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Old Firth School

A closer view of the old school, which is still there, but not a school. A Tome Kent picture, date unknown.
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Picture added on 20 May 2005
Is this the Firth Free School? If not, does anyone know where it was. My great grandfather was a teacher at the Firth Free School 1869 to 1874.
Added by Marion McLeod on 20 May 2005
Tome Kent, indeed; a much underrated monograph.

[Administrator's note: well corrected Andrew- I can only say I must have been subliminally typing his name phonetically for the benefit of non-Orcadian readers...]
Added by Andrew Heron on 20 May 2005
As far as i gather the school is the house behind with no roof an the single tree next too it
Anonymous comment added on 22 December 2006
This picture is of Firthside, which indeed was a school. The ruined building above, mentioned above, was the school before that. My great grandfather, William Firth was school teacher in the early 1850s, being born at Wasdale in 1828. John Firth, in reminiscences of an Orkney parish, includes a chapter on education in Firth.
Added by Gordon Hughes on 29 January 2017
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