Minnie, Ola and Pat Gorie, Kirkwall, c1940 Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and is a chance to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in World War Two to give us the peace we’ve enjoyed ever since. Ola was born just before the war. Her father Pat Gorie was called up to serve in the army, leaving the family grocer’s shop in the care of his wife Minnie and his retired father, John. Luckily for Pat, he was mostly stationed in Orkney. Still, being away from home for six years was fun for...
- 08 May, 2020
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