What a generous person you are Thirsaloon !!
Many thanks for all the wonderful pictures of Wick !
I hope we'll get more sent in now .
Good to see that you have owld photies o' Week as weel, thirsaloon! I am enjoying these too!
I am living for today, always remembering yesterday, and looking forward to tomorrow!
Your picture and postcard collection must be awsome Thirsaloon. Thank you so much for sharing them. They have been fantastic for me to get a bit of a mental picture of the area.
She was not quite what you would call refined, she was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot. Mark Twain
You're a star Thirsaloon!
I'm making my first trip to Caithness next week and shall enjoy trying to pick out some of the streets and buildings you have posted so generously on the Awesome Org.
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Great photos Thirsaloon! This is a most interesting one, where the fountain down by the river is in the process of being built. Do you have a year for it?
There is a link to the Fountain on caithness.org. It was recently restored.
The date given is 1906.
Brilliant pictures. Thanks to everyone who is posting it's fascinating.
Great pictures. Out of Interest does anyone have or know of any more of the fishing boat WK106 with that crew?
I am posting the following on behalf of Trinkie. LB
I love this old photo, taken by Johnston just outside the Studio in Market Place.
An old Soldier walking from Edinburgh to Land's End via Wick, with all his belongings in his cart.
This picture reminds me of the Old Soldier William Wordsworth writes about in The Prelude - as a young boy he too met such a man. Wm Wordsworth plucks up courage to speak to this old fellow. The soldier responds to his greeting -
"Slowly from his resting place
He rose, and with a lean and wasted arm
In measured gesture lifted to his head,
Returned my salutation."
On their return from War, many soldiers found themselves homeless and unable to settle, so they packed a few things and started to walk, living in the open, sleeping under the hedgerows and eating what they could find ! I wonder if this old fellow ever made it to Land's End.
The name of the side of his cart is R.Carlisle
What fantastic pictures,thank you for posting them
Never judge someone until you have walked two moons in their moccasins.
Native American Indian saying.
When I looked closely at this wonderful photo of the old soldier Trinkie I noticed a building behind him which isn't there now - I wonder what it was - does anybody know?