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A taste of island life from Stronsay’s Bruce Fletcher
Here William tells of how machinery has changed over the years then goes on to recall a variety of noteworthy events
“the staggering and unexpected Collared Flycatcher in the Osen garden in May”
William Spence tells of his early memories of the area around the farm of Holland and of his own farming career
On 4th December 1915, at the age of 18, William Spence enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps of the Seaforth Highlanders.
“I’m grateful to Flora Brown for allowing me to copy several photos of the ‘Shadowfax’ lying in the basin in Kirkwall”