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TITLE
An Inverness Shop at Christmas time
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_XMAS1930S_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1798
KEYWORDS
Xmas
traditions
audio

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In this audio extract, an Invernessian recalls his favourite Inverness shop at Christmas time. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.

My main memory of the Christmas period are visits to Frasers the Furnishers' 'Cave' in Union Street. There's a well known place during that time where all the toys which were on sale at that period, were displayed in this basement of Frasers' store. Younger kids of course were 'Santa's Cave' but us older fellows, you know, around ten and twelve-year-old, it was just the 'Cave' and we - We were never allowed to down ourselves to that 'Cave', we were always with our mothers or aunts and so it was always a case of trying to get the aunt to go to town with you and take you to the 'Cave', hoping that she would buy you a wee something or other

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An Inverness Shop at Christmas time

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

Xmas; traditions; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Inverness Recollections

In this audio extract, an Invernessian recalls his favourite Inverness shop at Christmas time. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.<br /> <br /> My main memory of the Christmas period are visits to Frasers the Furnishers' 'Cave' in Union Street. There's a well known place during that time where all the toys which were on sale at that period, were displayed in this basement of Frasers' store. Younger kids of course were 'Santa's Cave' but us older fellows, you know, around ten and twelve-year-old, it was just the 'Cave' and we - We were never allowed to down ourselves to that 'Cave', we were always with our mothers or aunts and so it was always a case of trying to get the aunt to go to town with you and take you to the 'Cave', hoping that she would buy you a wee something or other