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dc.creatorTania Gardner
dc.date2012-10-08
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-07T11:33:41Z
dc.date.available2020-10-07T11:33:41Z
dc.identifierDG13/2/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52032
dc.descriptionBiographical interview with Moira Jones (aged 79) who was born and brought up in Kirkcudbright where her father was the school janitor. Moira's childhood home was across from the tolbooth and, encouraged by her three daughters, Moira's mother had taken on the job of ringing the tolbooth bell. Her daughters helped with this and Moira recalled that they took turns to ring the bell for curfew (5 minutes at 6 and 8pm) and on Sundays (for 10 minutes before church at 11am). Moira also talks about the artists who lived in the town at that time, especially Jessie M King, and she talked about the sounds on the High Street and the visitors to the street, such as the rag and bone man, or the fishmonger. She also recalled other shops and businesses, particularly the Milroys who had a furniture store. When they returned from the sales, the women would all go out to see what bargains they could pick up. Kate Milroy also fed the tramps who lived down one of the closes near Steeple close. Moira also talks about entertainments in her teenage years, which included school productions, tennis and cycling. On the recommendation of the rector, Moira joined the Civil Service at 17 and was posted to London. She describes this move and the arrangements which were made for her arrival in London. Moira returned to Kirkcudbright after retirement and felt that the town had changed very little, apart from the brightly coloured houses on the High Street. She was glad to be back and reflected that it had also been a wonderful place to grow up.
dc.format.extent35m20s
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectSchooldays
dc.subjectTransport
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectKirkcudbright
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectShops
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectSocial organisation
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleDG13-2 Interviews of Moira Jones DIP
dc.typeTranscription
dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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