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Kitchener Memorial Birsay
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Kitchener Memorial Birsay

Built by Orphir contractor W Liddle and paid for by public subscription. His tender for the work in August 1924 was £734.00. The unveiling by General Lord Horne took place on 2nd July 1926. Things were more relaxed then regarding health and safety.....
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Picture added on 01 February 2008
My husband played in a memorial service (1986?) when the Kitchener family was present plus assorted ministers. The piper had great dificulty playing while trying to hold onto his dignity in the gale!
Added by Jo Jones (nee Richards) on 27 July 2009
Liddles, Contractor in Orphir, was also in existence before the first World War, as my grandfather, William Laughton, was employed by them to take charge of a traction engine, which hauled stone from a quarry in summer, and in winter the engine travelled around the Mainland to run a threshing mill.
Added by Norma Campbell on 29 July 2009
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