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dc.creatorAlyne Jones
dc.date2012-07-05
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-01T13:35:07Z
dc.date.available2020-10-01T13:35:07Z
dc.identifierDG6/1/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/38505
dc.descriptionFirst part of an interview with Jim Kirkland, born 1938 at Cowcarse farm in the Kirkbean area. The farm is 250 acres and is a mixture of arable, grain and silage. The dairy herd, of 135 head, was taken out by Foot & Mouth in 2001 and never replaced. Jim's father kept a diary from 1926 until his death in 1986 and this interview, and the follow-up session, are mainly concerned with an exploration of the diaries. Jim's grandparents had moved to Cowcarse in 1895 and had previously farmed at Criffel after settling there, from Ayrshire, in 1882.
dc.descriptionIn this follow-up interview with Jim Kirkland he and the interviewer pick out entries from Jim's father's diary to discuss. Topics include: observations about changes in the natural world; local recreation, sport and musical experiences; attending the stallion parades; the impact World War; evacuees coming to stay with the family; changing farm practice and technology - horses to tractors; farm workers and employment; the mole-catcher and drying the mole pelts; catching rabbits with nets and the use of bracken and rushes to protect potato and turnip harvests. The diary captures interesting incidental details, such as recording that 24 pigs bought in April 1929 cost 24 shillings each. Jim is also able to provide additional details such as noting that the mole catcher tacked the mole pelts to a 6 inch piece of wood which was then put by the steam boiler in the dairy to dry out the pelts before they were sent on.
dc.format.extent5m20s
dc.format.extent34m32s
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectFarming
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectKirkbean
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectRaf
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectCommuity
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectCriffel
dc.subjectWorld war 2
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectScots
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectCowcarse
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectEvacuees
dc.subjectOral history
dc.titleDG6-1 Interviews of Jim Kirkland AIP
dc.typeTranscription
dc.typeAudio
dc.typePhotograph


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