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Interviews of Andrew Hannay

EERC/DG/DG26/3
Andrew Hannay talks about his family, who had been millers since at least 1695. Initially, the business started in Kirkcowan and later moved to Portpatrick, to Dinvin Mill. Andrew describes how the ...

Interviews of Hugh Aitken aged 84

EERC/DG/DG26/35
Interview with Hugh Aitken (b. 1930) about his family history and life in Stranraer. Hugh talks about his family history. His father owned the family business, a jeweller's on George Street. From h...

Interviews of Richard Kinghorn aged 69

EERC/DG/DG43/2
Biographical interview with Richard Kinghorn (aged 69). Alex Inman (the fieldworker) and Richard were interviewed for the Study after a pop-up event in Dumfries in ****. In this interview, Richard t...

Interviews of Three Women

EERC/DG/DG46/7
Interview with three elderly ladies (one mentions she was born in 1933) who recall their childhood and past times in Lochmaben. Subjects covered include: New Year celebrations; folk cures; childhood;...

Interviews of David Smith

EERC/DG/DG49/4
In this first track of 3 (DG49/4/1/1) David Smith explains his reaction to being informed he had been put forward for an BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to the heritage of Robert Burns. After...

interviews of Yvonne Layden aged 79

EERC/DG/DG38/26
Yvonne Layden was born in Liverpool and moved to Dumfries when she married. This interview is about her working life in two Dumfries factories. After her children had started school, Yvonne got a job...

Interviews of Ken Green aged 91

EERC/DG/DG38/32
Ken Green, aged 91, describes his working life with Carnation, which spanned 40 years. He started as a laboratory assistant and then moved up the ranks until he became the factory manager. In this d...

Interviews of Martin Hale aged 78

EERC/DG/DG38/34
Interview with Martin Hale, born 1939 in Wakefield, North Yorkshire about his working life with Uniroyal. After a brief summary of his early life, which involved several moves due to his fathers empl...

Interviews of David Taylor aged 63

EERC/DG/DG38/35
Interview with David Taylor, who moved to Dumfries when he was 10-11 years old. From Dumfries High School he applied for an apprenticeship with ICI in 1970. At the initial assessment there were 130 ...

Interviews of Bill Boone aged 80

EERC/DG/DG38/36
Biographical interview with Bill Boone (b. 1937, Glasgow). Bill grew up in Glasgow and completed his apprenticeship in engineering and a BSc at Strathclyde University before moving to Teesside to wor...