Luckily Mike was a keen photographer and, although the film he was using at the time was black & white he was particularly interested in colour and colouring B & W prints with special inks. He vaguely remembers colouring a B&W photo for somebody and a radar operator on the same watch, Frank McCree, recalls that Mike did add colour to his wedding photo in 1958. Some of Mikes pictures from the Radar Heads at Saxa follow, he must have had an excellent camera!. The first is an extremely good shot of the Type 80 Radar, with an unused Type 13 Gantry in the background:
At one time during the Rotor planning stages for Saxa Vord, it was envisaged that there would be up to three Type 13 height finders - in fact only one plinth-mounted version was ever installed. However, an extra, fully cabled, Type 13 Gantry was constructed in case it was needed. That Gantry stood for about 56 years before it was demolished for safety reasons. It never had a Type 13 mounted on it. It can be seen on the left in the next photo which also shows Muckle Flugga and Out Stack (the most northern point of the UK).
The next shot was take on the west side of Burrafirth and shows the shore station and what is possibly a coastal steamer replenishing Light House stores: