in the 1970s - SMC136
the early 1970s an appeal was launched to raise money to prevent
the nave of St Magnus Cathedral from collapsing. The main
contractor on the repairs was Forrest Construction Ltd,
Other specialist companies were brought in as work progressed
such as fibre glass specialists for the new, light weight,
vaulting. Local men were employed as labourers.
This photograph shows some of the workers who took part in
the 1972-73 repairs with Albert Thomson, the Cathedral Custodian,
at the front right.