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Holmie97 viewsA "Holmie" is a small native Orcadian sheep which lives on the Holms (small rocky Islands) in Orkney. Their sole food is seaweed. They are kept for their wool, which is very fine and expensive. To "roo" is to shear, thus this is a sheep which has just lost its fleece - also in picture.
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Orkney Coast Scene91 viewsA postcard entitled an Orkney Coast Scene
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Skara Brae86 viewsSkara Brae Hut 7 the doorway
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Postcard of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall94 viewsPostcard of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall
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Highland Soldier card WWI88 viewsHighland Soldier card WWI
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Italian Monument on Lamb Holm92 viewsThe Italian monument on Lamb Holm probably around 1959. Anyone recognize the two children?
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M.F.V Tanana ashore Ness Westray90 viewsSame as above M.F.V. Tanana ashore on clump at Ness, Westray
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99 viewsA local creel (or lobster fishing boat) leaving for one of the Holms, to shear (or "Roo") the "Holmies"
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North Golton Castle, Stromness102 viewsNorth Golton Castle, Stromness
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S.S. Earl Thorfinn99 viewsPostcard from Orkney S.S. Earl Thorfinn. This is our new steamer, faster and bigger than "Orcadia". Mentions Westray boating disaster and grappling for bodies at ebb tide. Believe it to be around 1930?
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M.F.V. Tanana ashore Ness, Westray94 viewsThis small fishing vessel went ashore on 5th Oct 1958 in blinding rain, due to faulty navigational equipment. It's equipped with small Danish patented trawls
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