Margaret Brooks & Jean Blair's Memories

Margaret Brooks moved to Kindrogan, Strathardle, in 1969, when her husband became the warden at Kindrogan Field Centre.  She was previously a medical bacteriologist.  She still lives in the Mount Blair area.

Jean Blair has lived in Kirkmichael her whole life and her own reminiscences can be found here.

Interview took place on Wednesday 24th July 2013 in Kirkmichael.

Interviewer was Richard Stratton.

(note: Jean is Richard’s grandmother)

 

Village connections
Village connections
Margaret and Jean talk about the connections between the villages, especially Enochdhu and Kirkmichael.
Robbie Wallace's Brae
Robbie Wallace's Brae
Talking about a man who died cycling down a steep bit of the road near Ashintully called Robbie Wallace's Brae. However, it is not called so after the man who died.
Employment
Employment
Talking about different kinds of employment in the area over the years, including the quarry at Wester Bleaton and farm work.
Miss McGregor
Miss McGregor
Miss McGregor was a school teacher at Kirkmichael Primary. She apparently knew a great deal about the various myths and legends of the area, but she is not believed to have written them down.
Tattie picking
Tattie picking
Jean talks about how the children often picked potatoes for the various farms during the October holidays.
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 07/11/2013.

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