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New Exhibition on Hoy Looks at the Lives of the Men of HMS Pheasant

The lives of the men from HMS Pheasant are highlighted in an exhibition at the Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre for the month of March.

HMS Pheasant exhibition Hoy

Find out about the fate of HMS Pheasant which sunk off the coast of Rora Head, Hoy on 1st of March 1917 and of her crew.

This is a little-known story and the exhibition features poems contributed by Stromness Writing Group.

photo of William Bowen HMS Pheasant

Chief Stoker William Bowen

The exhibition is the work of Orcadian artist Martin Laird, Cary Welling of the Northlight Gallery, Stromness and Fiona Grahame who has been researching the lives of the men.

There is a free leaflet to take away and for more information there is a Facebook page: HMS Pheasant 1917

The exhibition is always open and free to enter.

HMS Pheasant 1917: Who were the lost men and boys? An exhibition commemorating the loss of the entire crew off Rora Head. Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre, 1st-31st March. Open all hours

 

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