HY3705 : Cutting peat on Veness

near to Hobbister, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Cutting peat on Veness
Cutting peat on Veness
A dying art, though in these times of high fuel costs it may become fashionable again.
These beds are historic and are still opened each year (2010) but by only one householder.
Melvin stands on the Tusker, slicing small slabs and Neil lifts them onto the bank.
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Wednesday, 6 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 March, 2011
Peat cutting   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 377 055 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:55.9323N 3:5.0389W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 377 054
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