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TITLE
Christmas time on a Caithness croft
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_19
PLACENAME
Canisbay
DISTRICT
Northern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
2777
KEYWORDS
crofting
crofters
crofter
croft
crofts
Xmas
stocking
Father Christmas
apples
oranges
sweets
audio

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In this audio extract a Canisbay crofter reflects on the gifts he received as a child at Christmas time.

'The time then came for hingin up your stockin. Nowadays they hing up a pillow but then it wis - ye hung up yer stockin for Santa Claus comin. Ach, Ah think we knew what wis goin on but it doesnae matter. We got a - Ah always mind that ye got a orange or an apple in e toe, an the rest o it wis filled up wi some - oh Ah dinnae know what it wis - some stuff, bits o this an at, an paper, Ah think a lot, Ah think a lot wis jammed up wi paper to make it look good, Ah don't know, an maybe a piece o somethin on the top, a chocolate, an at wis your lot - that wis Santa Claus. That wis a big, big time, too. Ye might get a book or something'

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Christmas time on a Caithness croft

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1980s

crofting; crofters; crofter; croft; crofts; Xmas; stocking; Father Christmas; apples; oranges; sweets; audio

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Crofting & Farming

In this audio extract a Canisbay crofter reflects on the gifts he received as a child at Christmas time.<br /> <br /> 'The time then came for hingin up your stockin. Nowadays they hing up a pillow but then it wis - ye hung up yer stockin for Santa Claus comin. Ach, Ah think we knew what wis goin on but it doesnae matter. We got a - Ah always mind that ye got a orange or an apple in e toe, an the rest o it wis filled up wi some - oh Ah dinnae know what it wis - some stuff, bits o this an at, an paper, Ah think a lot, Ah think a lot wis jammed up wi paper to make it look good, Ah don't know, an maybe a piece o somethin on the top, a chocolate, an at wis your lot - that wis Santa Claus. That wis a big, big time, too. Ye might get a book or something'