Friday 27 March 2020

Snapshot on Orphir

A recent addition to our collection is this little booklet all about the parish of Orphir. It was made to accompany a photographic exhibition in June 1992 in Orphir Church, but actually stands on its own with its interesting facts and figures. Topics covered are: Churches; Transport from Horse to Aeroplane; Picnics and Parties; Schools and continuing Education; People; Events; Buildings and Shops; Horses and Ploughing; Island of Cava; Orphir at Work; Orphir at Play; Orphir at War; and Organisations.

Drawing "The Round Church from North East in 1889" Showing remains of old houses of the Bu on the North, now demolished. From a sketch by C. S. S. Johnston

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  1. That's an interesting little booklet. Thanks for showing us.

    Hope you guys are doing ok up there in Orkney. We're ok, down here by Houston, TX. So far, anyway.


    1. Thanks Sue, glad to hear you're ok in Texas. Touch wood, no confirmed cases in Orkney so far, but lots of people self-isolating with symptoms, sadly. I think it'll be a long time before we're out of the woods, so to speak.
      Take care!


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