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Cabbage park at Keelies.
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Cabbage park at Keelies.

At a time when sites in Kirkwall are going for £85,000 it is interesting to note see what a substantial area of land at the Keelies cost in 1921- fifteen pounds!
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Picture added on 02 March 2008
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Ah yes, lawyers' fees were always "restricted"! John Lees Low, elder brother but junior partner of Thomas Peace Low, died just over a year after this, 24th March 1922 aged 58.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 02 March 2008
See also picture #1290 (beehives in Willow Road). It looks like the beehives are on part of our site and part of Ferndale (built By Mr D Cooper - undertaker and cabinet maker, sometime after the first world war as sections of huts from Hatston were used in the construction). We don't know the exact location of the piece of land called "cabbage park" (purchased by my Great Grandmother) or indeed the size of it, but it would be somewhere in the vicinity of where our house now stands. We should have called our house "Cabbage Hall"!
Added by Gina Manson on 03 March 2008
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