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dc.creatorChristopher Craig
dc.date2014-12-16
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-17T22:45:11Z
dc.date.available2020-10-17T22:45:11Z
dc.identifierDG42/3/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52316
dc.descriptionBiographical interview with Sheila Todd (aged 84) who was brought up in Glasgow and Penpont. Sheila recalled her early memories from Glasgow before she came down to Penpont at the beginning of World War 2. She went to Penpont school and later Morton Academy and said she was happy at school but also happy to leave it, in 1945. She then went to work at Shinnelwood and then got a job with John McKay, the ironmonger in Penpont where she stayed for 9 years, until she married. She also recalled other jobs she has had and said she had found it difficult to get used to Moniaive when she moved there.When asked about her memories of the war, Sheila talked about the POWs, the sound of aircraft lying overhead and the various camps around Thornhill. She talks about the shops in Penpont and recalled that a German POW who worked for the local painter, Tom Wright, was also an artist. His name was Adam Cushell and Sheila thought his painting of the garage in Penpont might still be in the McKay family. When asked about courting, Sheila said that she and David had been described as the happiest couple in the village when they were courting. They went walking all over the local area, especially up Glen Marlin and Tynron Doon. Now almost 63 years married, Sheila said they were still very happy and still go out walking together. They spend almost all their time together, except for fishing, when Sheila would stay in the car reading, or go for a walk. Towards the end of the interview, Sheila talks about her grandmother, who always gave support to passing tramps, and her mother, who was profoundly deaf after a childhood incident. She also remembers her grandfather, who was gardener for the Chill family at Shinnelwood, and thought her love of having everything in good order from him.
dc.format.extent37m36s
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectShinnelwell house
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectPenpont
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectPows
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectTynron doon
dc.subjectGlen marlin
dc.subjectMoniaive
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectWorld war 2
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleDG42-3 Interviews of Sheila Todd AIP
dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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