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TITLE
Inverness Memories - attending school
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_MRSROLLO_12
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Mrs Rollo
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2128
KEYWORDS
schooldays
education
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 where her children went to school.

The photograph is of Friars Street with the steeple of the Old High Church in the background.

Interviewer: All yer children would have went to school in Inverness?

Oh they all went to Inverness, yes. They started in a Bells School, Farraline Park; they went on to the Crown School - that's up the hill; an they finished on the High School, over in, the water there. What do they call it now? Technical, technical college or something.

Interviewer: And did they take dinners to - I mean, lunches -

No, they'd rather coming home.

Interviewer: They came home for lunch.

Most of the - Yes, they very seldom took a piece wi them.

Interviewer: Was there any school uniforms in those days?

No, no. no. See they were lucky if they could cover themselves, some of them, anyway

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Inverness Memories - attending school

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1970s

schooldays; education; 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 where her children went to school. <br /> <br /> The photograph is of Friars Street with the steeple of the Old High Church in the background.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: All yer children would have went to school in Inverness?<br /> <br /> Oh they all went to Inverness, yes. They started in a Bells School, Farraline Park; they went on to the Crown School - that's up the hill; an they finished on the High School, over in, the water there. What do they call it now? Technical, technical college or something.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And did they take dinners to - I mean, lunches - <br /> <br /> No, they'd rather coming home.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: They came home for lunch.<br /> <br /> Most of the - Yes, they very seldom took a piece wi them.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Was there any school uniforms in those days?<br /> <br /> No, no. no. See they were lucky if they could cover themselves, some of them, anyway