|Biographical 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'.