Shetland in old picture postcards

Shetland in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   John Linklater
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Shetland Islands
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-6025-4
Pagina's
:   80
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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19 Herring fishing was carried out in Shetland at the beginning of the century, but now the herring stations are deserted. This is a picture of Lerwick herring station in the eighteen - nineties.

20 At the herring station the herring were gutted and packed into barrels before they were being exported abroad.

2 1 On this photograph of john Browns station in Lerwick the herring are being put into barrels. The picture was made in Iuly 1905.

22 The annual ceremony of electing a herring queen was carried out and this card portrays the first herring queen in 1939. Provost Smith, the queen, Miss C. Peck, and her attendants are portrayed here.

23 This picture was taken when all the workers from one station, at Skibadock, dressed in their best, were having their photos taken before they departed to their homes in the north of Scotland and Ireland.

24 The annual fire festival ofUp-Helly-Aa is held in Lerwick on the lastTuesday of each year.

25 At Up-Helly-Aa the men form themselves into squads in fancy dress and eaeh is given a toreh and then they go in procession, with a Norse ga1ley at the head. The men throw their torehes into the galley and bum it. They then proeeed to the loeal halls and hotels, where they dance until the next moming.

26 A picture of the Muckle Flugga Lighthouse at the Isle ofUnst, which is the most northerly point in the British Isles.

27 This photograph of Haroldswick Post Office shows the most northerly post office ofBritain.

28 The most northerly house in Britain is in Skaw; Unst, Shetland Isles.

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