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Handwritten comment on building of Dornoch Light
Handwritten comment on building of Dornoch Light

Title continues ''Railway.''

A pine board, cracked through the centre due to warping, found in ceiling boards at Morven, School HIll, Dornoch. The house was owned by Nettie Arthbuthnot. The board has handwritten comments on the burgh council's approach to the building of the Dornoch Light Railway. The top inscription reads:

" I just got the notion stuck in my head that the Dornoch Light Railway is sure to succeed the plan is complete that all of you no(sic) its a grand bit of Brain Work for Billy Barlow"

This is followed by 'Oh Dear', followed by: "There is a great stir on with the council the now and put all rights or wrongs to the rigger you know".

The second comment reads "Ladies and gentlemen I come back again with your aprobation I feel rather vain but the moral I stick to as all of you know is the fine corporation of Billy Barlow Oh Dear"

The remaining comments have been subject to amendment and are somewhat illegible.
Picture added on 21 November 2018 at 11:21
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