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dc.creatorSdlht/ Nancy Mclucas
dc.date2008-03-06
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-01T19:17:24Z
dc.date.available2021-04-01T19:17:24Z
dc.identifierDG26/27/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52649
dc.descriptionBiographical interview with Archie Bell (b. 1935). Archie begins by giving a brief overview of his family history. He recalls that during World War 1 his grandfather, John Carruth, was responsible for teaching bakers from all over Britain how to bake bread in the event of Germany bombing all the yeast factories in the UK. Archie's father came to Stranraer in 1933 and established himself as a butcher in Castle Street. Archie talks about his early life and his National Service with the REME. After this, he joined the family firm and expanded this to include baked goods. At the height of the business the butcher and baked goods supported a staff of 24. From an initial decision to make sausage rolls, Archie developed 80 items, mostly from home recipes and the business won many awards. He also talks about the meat supply and how this was affected by the closure of the slaughterhouse in Stranraer. The business was finally sold in 1988 and Archie talks about his interests and some of the many projects he has been involved in since then. This includes renovating the Lord Provost's lamps and helping to instigate and then crew the Rhins in-shore lifeboat service. He has also written a book for the Stranraer and District Local History Trust, 'Stranraer in World War Two'.
dc.format.extent27m27s
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectNational service
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectStranraer
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectShops
dc.subjectWorld war 1
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectButcher
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectWorld war 2
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.titleDG26-27 Interviews of Archie Bell DIP
dc.typeAudio


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