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TITLE
Inverness Memories - visiting the pub
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_MRSROLLO_16
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Mrs Rollo
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2133
KEYWORDS
tavern
taverns
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 a time when she had to visit the local pub for medicinal purposes.

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.

I don't approve o late nights, in the pubs anyway.

Interviewer: No?

Because it was a blooming curse. Nine o'clock was long enough for anyone that had a young family because by the time they would come home an be ready to go to bed, put them to bed, it was near ten o'clock.

Interviewer: An of course, the women didn't go to the pubs in the 1920s?

Oh, pubs, no. That was a disgrace. It was bad enough going - The only time I was in when - Did Ah tell ye about the whisk- ? The only time I was in a pub when Ah went to the private bar - or, well, ye wouldn't call it a bar then, it was a house - a department - that ye went to a side, outside the bar, an he had the flu, this time, ma husband, an Ah said, 'Would ye like some toddy?' An, 'Oh', he says, 'Well, all right' an I went into this bar an asked for a half-gill, an there were two men standin waitin. They gave a look, an Ah said, 'Half-gill', Ah said. An the barman came wi the half-gill an Ah said, Ah said, 'Ah'm wantin it in a bottle, ma man has the flu!'

Interviewer: They're giving ye it in a glass?

A glass, to drink it! Oh gee whiz!

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Inverness Memories - visiting the pub

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1970s

tavern; taverns; 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 a time when she had to visit the local pub for medicinal purposes. <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 /> I don't approve o late nights, in the pubs anyway. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: No?<br /> <br /> Because it was a blooming curse. Nine o'clock was long enough for anyone that had a young family because by the time they would come home an be ready to go to bed, put them to bed, it was near ten o'clock.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: An of course, the women didn't go to the pubs in the 1920s?<br /> <br /> Oh, pubs, no. That was a disgrace. It was bad enough going - The only time I was in when - Did Ah tell ye about the whisk- ? The only time I was in a pub when Ah went to the private bar - or, well, ye wouldn't call it a bar then, it was a house - a department - that ye went to a side, outside the bar, an he had the flu, this time, ma husband, an Ah said, 'Would ye like some toddy?' An, 'Oh', he says, 'Well, all right' an I went into this bar an asked for a half-gill, an there were two men standin waitin. They gave a look, an Ah said, 'Half-gill', Ah said. An the barman came wi the half-gill an Ah said, Ah said, 'Ah'm wantin it in a bottle, ma man has the flu!' <br /> <br /> Interviewer: They're giving ye it in a glass?<br /> <br /> A glass, to drink it! Oh gee whiz!