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Corner of Junction Road and Burnmouth Road c.1910
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Corner of Junction Road and Burnmouth Road c.1910

Paul writes:
'This shows what is now the corner of Junction Road and Burnmouth Road some time before the First World War. Leslie and Leonard were one of the earliest garages in Kirkwall and, I think, continued in business until shortly before the building was demolished as shown in picture #842. The picture was sent to me by Richard Stenlake of
Stenlake Publishing, with whom all rights remain, after I answered the query he posted on picture #194.'

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Picture added on 25 July 2005
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Corner of Junction and Burnmouth Roads
Comments:
Bill leonard is fourth from the right, anybody know who the other men are, and whose lorry was parked outside ?
Added by Grant Leonard on 28 July 2005
1910 might not be so far out, as this was an established garage in February 1914, as shown in Tom Kent's picture of Junction Road floods.
Added by Grant Leonard on 24 March 2008
Nice to see the smoker from Fusion in the background.....

Mark R at Fusion
Added by Mark Ridgway on 25 March 2008
Grant, if you go to the archives at Kirkwall library and look at the microfilm of the Orkney Herald for 1905 you'll find an advert on 23rd August advertising Leslie and Leonard's new motor and cycle shop with its enamelling oven and other services. The advert may have been running for some time before that. I just happened to spot it in that week's paper when looking for something else.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 23 February 2009
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