Monday, 24 December 2018

Peace On Earth 1918 - An Archive Advert Calender #24

Happy Christmas to you all dear readers! May your days be merry and bright!

Read below for a description of Christmas Eve in Kirkwall exactly 100 years ago taken from the Orkney Herald dated 1st January 1919:

The Orkney Library and Archive shall be closed to the public

from 5pm on Saturday 22nd of December until

9.15am on Saturday the 5th of January.


  1. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas celebration. We've been fighting a variety of Creeping Crud, down here on the Gulf Coast of Texas, so I've been unable to read daily. But I've read all the posts for your Advent calendar now. Thank you again for doing that--it was an interesting and fitting way to honor those who served in WWI.

    Happy New Year, Archiver, and to everyone there at the Orkney Archives. I hope 2019 brings you all good health and a year full of much joy.


  2. Happy New Year to you Sue! Thank you for all of your comments in 2018 and we look forward to hearing from you this year. Best of luck with the Crud...


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