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THE MAN WHO PUT THE BLACKING IN THE BOTTLES

September 1, 2016 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm

£2 - £4

19th-century innovators Day and Martin built the shoe polish industry from an army recipe for boot-blacking. The legal battle over Charles Day’s estate led to Charles Dickens’ Bleak House – and a family history mystery … to which Neil Price, moving to London from Orkney, has found a most unexpected solution. Dave Grieve reads.

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Date:
September 1, 2016
Time:
3:30 pm ─ 4:30 pm
Cost:
£2 - £4
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Venue

Town Hall, Kirkwall