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TITLE
Inverness Memories - making jam
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_MRSROLLO_10
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Mrs Rollo
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2125
KEYWORDS
domestic
housewife
housework
audio

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In the late 1970s, Mrs Rollo, an elderly resident of Friars Street, Inverness, shared her memories of old Inverness with a Mrs. Sneddon. Mrs. Rollo had lived as a child in Shore Street and moved to Friars Street in the early 1920s. She had five of a family; three boys and two girls. Her husband worked for the Highland Railway. In this audio extract, Mrs. Rollo remembers making jam.

The photograph is of Mrs Rosie Rollo, her husband John (in his army uniform), and one of the couple's children. It was taken around 1918.

Interviewer: Ye did a lot of your own baking and jam making?

Oh aye. Made all our own jam.

Interviewer: Did ye gather the fruit or?

Well sometimes we'd get them from my cousin's in the - he's a big garden - so I would get fruit from him. An then we'd our own rhubarb. An if we were out in the country we'd gather the hips an we would make rosehip, make rosehip syrup. An of course I used to get currants, blackcurrants, an raspberries an strawberries from home, cause my father had a big garden. So he used to send that in for the bairns to make jam for that

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Inverness Memories - making jam

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1970s

domestic; housewife; housework; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Inverness Recollections

In the late 1970s, Mrs Rollo, an elderly resident of Friars Street, Inverness, shared her memories of old Inverness with a Mrs. Sneddon. Mrs. Rollo had lived as a child in Shore Street and moved to Friars Street in the early 1920s. She had five of a family; three boys and two girls. Her husband worked for the Highland Railway. In this audio extract, Mrs. Rollo remembers making jam. <br /> <br /> The photograph is of Mrs Rosie Rollo, her husband John (in his army uniform), and one of the couple's children. It was taken around 1918.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Ye did a lot of your own baking and jam making?<br /> <br /> Oh aye. Made all our own jam. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Did ye gather the fruit or?<br /> <br /> Well sometimes we'd get them from my cousin's in the - he's a big garden - so I would get fruit from him. An then we'd our own rhubarb. An if we were out in the country we'd gather the hips an we would make rosehip, make rosehip syrup. An of course I used to get currants, blackcurrants, an raspberries an strawberries from home, cause my father had a big garden. So he used to send that in for the bairns to make jam for that