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TITLE
'Tackets', a Dingwall character
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JACKSINCLAIR_03
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Jack Sinclair
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1702
KEYWORDS
stories
story
anecdotes
anecdote
audio

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In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.

Another character well remembered in Dingwall was known as 'Tackets' because of the heavy footgear he always wore. He seemed to do all kinds of odd jobs and one of my memories of him digging a trench obliquely across the High Street.

'Now, what are you doing going diagonally across the road?'

'Oh,' he said, 'we're looking for the water main.'

'Are there no plans for the water main in Dingwall?'

'Oh, yes, yes, there's plans but they're in MacKenzie the plumber's head and it's not working very well any more.'

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'Tackets', a Dingwall character

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

stories; story; anecdotes; anecdote; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Dingwall Worthies

In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.<br /> <br /> Another character well remembered in Dingwall was known as 'Tackets' because of the heavy footgear he always wore. He seemed to do all kinds of odd jobs and one of my memories of him digging a trench obliquely across the High Street. <br /> <br /> 'Now, what are you doing going diagonally across the road?' <br /> <br /> 'Oh,' he said, 'we're looking for the water main.' <br /> <br /> 'Are there no plans for the water main in Dingwall?' <br /> <br /> 'Oh, yes, yes, there's plans but they're in MacKenzie the plumber's head and it's not working very well any more.'