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Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

An entanglementIn January 1813, 17 men were sentenced to death in York for the crime of “frame breaking”. Others were sent to Australia for the same offence. These men were Luddites and were part of an uprising against industrialisation, destroying machinery in wool and cotton mills around n... Read more...

History: Da Central van

History: Da Central van

“Da Central van” was at the forefront of the bakery and grocery trade in the south end of Shetland for 82 years. Graham Jamieson, the last “van man”, reflects on the period.The name “da Central van” originally referred to the first retail horse-drawn van to operate a regula... Read more...