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dc.creatorJulia Muir-Watt
dc.date2012-06-26
dc.date2012-06-12
dc.date2012-06-19
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T20:08:21Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T20:08:21Z
dc.identifierDG4/2/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/28038
dc.descriptionIn this second interview with Jenny Jolly she speaks more about her time working in forestry. She recalls the products they made, which includes everything from batons for boat launches at Clydebank and firewood for Erig. She also talks more about World War 2, the blackouts, rationing and the local camps at Barrow Head and Kidsdale. There's lots of information here about her local community, housing, local gaun folk (some of whom would have taken to wandering after World War 1), her mother-in-law's travelling china business and catching wild food. Speaking about local entertainment, Jenny recalls anecdotes relating to Daniel O'Donnell and Peter Morrison.
dc.descriptionInterview with Jenny Jolly about her life and work. Jenny, who has spent most of her life in Whithorn, begins by talking about her parents, her Irish ancestry and her father's illness and death. Jenny's working life began when she left school, at 16. She worked first as a maid and then later went into forestry work, where she was for the duration of World War 2. She recalled working alongside the Timber Jills and talks about specific tasks at the saw mill. She also recalled the trees at Galloway House being removed as part of the war effort. Later, Jenny became a squad leader, managing squads of workers for turnip work, harvesting and white-washing. She also remembered the tattie workers who came from Ireland to pick the potato crop. Jenny talks a lot about the various tasks and tells anecdotes relating to her family and people she knew through her work.
dc.descriptionIn this third interview with Jenny Jolly, she talks more about her childhood and life experiences. She recalls the Windmill Stump at Whithorn and remembers the supernatural beliefs that cast a local woman as a shape-shifting witch. Jenny also talks about the reliance poorer people had on rabbit in pre-myxomatosis times. She recalled that her own mum used to add a mutton bone to the rabbit stew to mask the smell of rabbit cooking. Jenny also talks about changing patterns of employment in the area, recalling the number of staff which used to be employed at Galloway House and the common practice then of people working away from the area during the week. The first cars that Jenny could remember in Whithorn belonged to the doctors and the district nurse. This leads on to a discussion of healthcare and Jenny recalls that in pre-NHS days you were most likely to be treated at home, often with castor oil. She also recalls that two local women, known as the sisters of mercy, helped with laying out bodies in readiness for burial in the past. Towards the end of the interview, Jenny talks about a fall she had which ended in a hospital stay in both Dumfries and Newton Stewart.
dc.format.extent41m44s
dc.format.extent1h11m40s
dc.format.extent1h26m6s
dc.relationJenny Jolly was interviewed on 3 occasions by Julia Muir Watt. 12 June 2012 (DG4/2/1/1), 19 June 2012 (DG4/2/1/3) and 26 June 2012 (DG4/2/1/5).
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectGalloway house
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectWindmill stump
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectRigg bay
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectBusiness
dc.subjectGarlieston
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectFoodways
dc.subjectTransport
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectTravellers
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectKidsdale
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectWhithorn
dc.subjectInnerwell
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectShops
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectEstate
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectWorld war 2
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectSawmills
dc.subjectScots
dc.subjectWigtown
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectElrigh estate
dc.subjectFarming
dc.subjectSupernatural
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleDG4-2 Interviews of Jenny Jolly AIP
dc.typeTranscription
dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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