Saturday, 26 January 2019

Get Down and Dusty

It's a brand new year in the Orkney Archive and time to get down and dusty. Here are a group of regulars doing just that on Thursday night. Shoes and pencils were cast aside, casual onlookers bewildered and staff were trapped behind the counter.


Some of our maps are just ginormous and have to be unrolled on the floor. This one of a part of Westray in the 1830s, proved difficult to figure out. North was not at the top of the map, there were only a few houses or farms shown and parts of the coastline did not match the modern map. But then a lot can change in 190 years!

The map shown is D8/N/15[E2] Plan of the lands of Midbea, Tuquoy and Fitty Hill, Westray showing land belonging to Dr. Traill of Tirlet. c. 1830

5 comments:

  1. That looks like fun! I'm sorry you were trapped behind the desk. ^_^

    Sue.

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  2. I have to delete my Google + account because they're taking it away. I don't know if I'll be able to comment here any more. Makes me sad, because I've enjoyed communicating with you guys. Maybe there's another way I can do it. I'll keep looking.

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  3. Hi Sue, sorry to hear about your IT troubles. I think you can still comment here without an account. We hope to hear from you...

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  4. Hurray! I can apparently still show up out of the blue and say hello!

    Sue.

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