Well my journey around the parishes finished in The Hope today and it was another interesting day – beautiful sunshine and calm weather helped of course
I sold one book to a lovely couple – Pam and Martin, who hail from Glasgow but who have a house in Holm these days
There were lots of conversations with others but on the whole they were visitors to Orkney and not interested in buying one of our books, but they were impressed that our Club had gone to the trouble of publishing a book to celebrate ORFC’s 50th anniversary.
Indeed one lady knew Orkney rugby quite well as her brother – Jonathon Alford – had played until he was fifty years of age for Ross Sutherland and played a few games against Orkney. As he is now 76 it wasn’t yesterday that he played his last game against ORFC.
In between these interesting conversations I visited The Murray Arms, The Trading Post/Post Office, Doull’s and Robertson’s. All of the owners/staff were very welcoming and helpful, and all agreed to take leaflets for display in their premises to highlight the fact that we are still selling the 50th Anniversary Book.
Finally, when I went into the Bellevue with leaflets, I met Margaret who used to work with Peter McKinlay and she was asking, with a broad smile on her face, if Peter was still playing.
All in all it was an interesting day and ORFC was well received in The Hope.
Thanks to everyone for their company and assistance.
The next big push for the book will be on Show Week so keep and eye out for details, or speak to me about our plans when you to come round to my house or call me to buy a book!!
Bear in mind we have less than 200 copies left so the book supply won’t last that much longer.
You may want to get one now for someone’s future birthday/Christmas present or other celebration, as they won’t see the year out at this rate!!
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