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Kirkwall: In the footsteps of Hossack - Volume 2

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This book follows in Hossack’s footsteps and reveals the town’s development, primarily from 1900 to 2000. It describes the businesses that traded, their owners and a few of the characters that have added colour to the town’s history.

By G. D. Partner.

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Volume One of Kirkwall was published less than 12 months ago and is now out of print. In this, the second and final Volume, G.D. Partner charts his way around the remaining parts of the City and Royal Burgh, using the same methodology as B. H. Hossack in his classic Kirkwall in the Orkneys more than 120 years ago.

Kirkwall follows in Hossack’s footsteps and reveals the town’s development, primarily from 1900 to 2000. It describes the businesses that traded, their owners and a few of the characters that have added colour to the town’s history.

'In Volume One of this book we began with a statistical look at Kirkwall from 1835 to 1900 and also the historical reasons for the town's street names. Our journey proper began at the harbour area on Shore Street and Harbour Street before entering Bridge Street and following "the street" to head of Broad Street.

In Volume Two the journey around the town continues...

Both volumes have followed the methodology of Kirkwall in the Orkneys by B. H. Hossack, published in 1900...

I hope readers will enjoy this continuation of the history of Kirkwall's shops, businesses, foundation dates, founders, ownership changes and the expansion of the town.

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