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dc.creatorTom Mccreath
dc.date2014-12-04
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-16T13:34:48Z
dc.date.available2021-02-16T13:34:48Z
dc.identifierDG12/1/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52539
dc.descriptionBiographical interview with William Drynan, aged 95, who has lived in Garlieston for 93 years. An interesting aspect of this interview is that the interviewer, Tom McCreath, a retired farmer (aged 85), has known Willie for many decades and was Willie's employer for the last 14 years of his working life. Willie went to school locally and chats about some of the teachers, including his first headmaster, Mr Girvan, who was a fine teacher but suffered from shell shock (from World War 1) and could be unpredictable sometimes. Willie explains that he left school at 14, on a Friday afternon, and started working at the local sawmill on the Monday morning. He describes some of the work the mill carried out, which included the production of railway sleepers, motorway fencing and the wedges that would be used in the shipyards at Clydebank. Willie went forward for service during World War 2 but was kept at the saw mill for secret military purposes. This transpired to be the Mulberry harbour trials and Willie talks about this work and life in the area at this time. The men then discuss farm work, which Willie moved into after the Minnigaff mill closed in 1969. The rest of the interview is of shared anecdotes from their shared working experience and reflections on how Garlieston has changed over time. There is concern about the number of holiday lets in the village but pride too in the local people who have been successful in the wider world.
dc.format.extent46m6s
dc.subjectGalloway house
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectMinnigaff
dc.subjectWorld war 1
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectEstate
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectMulberry harbours
dc.subjectScots
dc.subjectIndustry
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectGarlieston
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectSawmills
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectWorld war 2
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.titleDG12-1 TOM McCREATH
dc.typeAudio
dc.typePhotograph
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