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Thomson talking about the bells - SMC161
is part of an interview of Albert Thomson, who was Custodian
of St Magnus Cathedral, for Radio Orkney. It tells of the
peculiar way in which the bells of St Magnus Cathedral are
Albert Thomson was custodian of the Cathedral from 1946-1978.
He was fascinated by the history of the building and amassed
a great collection of material which can be found in the Archives.
The full interview, available in the Orkney Archives, contains
further information on the bells, an account of Thomson's
memories of the octocentenary pageant, and of a strange early
twentieth century storm that hit Papdale.