In 1933 A model yacht regatta was held on Bignold Sailing Pond in Kirkwall. It was organised by the Kirkwall and Holm model sailing club and lasted for 6 hours, starting at 10 in the morning and not finishing until 4pm.
Weather Forecast: A few showers for Orkney today
Light winds. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
Christmas Past: Christmas Pudding
Orcadians made their own in the past and recipes were printed in the local papers
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry and bright, a few showers later
Brisk southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
Christmas Past: The School Concert
In 1929 the Orphir Public School held its Christmas concert at the Comrade’s Recreation Hall. There had been fierce gales the whole day through and these continued into the evening.
Weather Forecast: Cloudy with Rain at times, becoming much milder.
Strong southeasterly winds easing by afternoon. Maximum temperature 9 °C.
Christmas Past: The Ba of 1949
On Christmas Day there was thunder, lightning and heavy rain. As the day progressed the winds got ever stronger to gale force.
Weather Forecast: Yellow Warning Ice
Mainly dry, turning windy in the afternoon.
The Nutcracker #OnThisDay
On December 18th 1892, ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet was first performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Christmas Past: Home
“Home By Christmas. That’s what they said during the war. In the Middle East, in Burma, in P.W. camps everywhere”