Oliver Henry’s 45 years at Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers

Oliver’s knitted banner by Ella Gordon
Oliver Henry (standing on pier) and Jim Smith (in boat), Uyea, Shetland
Oliver loading wool for shipping
Oliver and Catherine Henry, ready for a night out with the Hunter’s of Brora team
Oliver shearing sheep on the Isle of Skye
Oliver hand sorting wool with a trainee
Oliver feeding a Shetland pony at Berry Farm in Scalloway, the birth place of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd.
Oliver presenting prizes to textiles graduates
Oliver’s 45 year anniversary cake, a gift from Jimmy Moncrieff of Shetland Amenity Trust.

Yesterday we celebrated Oliver’s 45 year anniversary as ‘Wool Man’ at Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers. We thought we’d share some images of his time here since 1967.



7 thoughts on “Oliver Henry’s 45 years at Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers

  1. Tangwystyl July 20, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Brilliant photos – I especially love the (velvet?) crimson trousers in the picture on the pier 🙂

    Many congratulations to Oliver!

  2. Andy July 27, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    What a man! Thank you making wool in great supply and class.

  3. Helen October 23, 2012 / 2:33 am

    From a Jamieson in Australia with strong Shetland origins … you only get 10yrs for murder mate, what did you do? Lol. Well done and thank you for everything you do.

  4. Felicity Ford AKA Felix December 20, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    I love this post and the magnificent work that Ollie does for Shetland Wool.

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