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TITLE
Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (11 of 23)
EXTERNAL ID
ULMAUL_VOICES_FROM_PAST_11
PLACENAME
Ullapool
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Donnie MacKenzie & Mary MacKenzie
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
3113
KEYWORDS
audios
Second World War
World War 2

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This audio recording is part of a World War II project carried out by Ullapool Museum and Ullapool Primary School. 'Voices From Their Past - Messages For Your Future' was recorded in 2005. The interviewees - Mary and Donnie MacKenzie - are being interviewed by children of Ullapool Primary School.

Mary: Well, the gasmasks, I remember them; they arrived quite early and I can remember being out in that corridor and packing these great, big boxes with gasmasks and you had to lay out so many for every street in the village. And that's the difference in Ullapool today. In those days, even I at eleven years of age knew everybody that was in every house, how many people were in the house, and you could lay out so many gasmasks and some of the other children went to deliver them. And babies actually went into one about this - they were completely covered in it. Be about that size. I remember there was one in our house when my sister was born but my mother would never put her in it. She was supposed to try it out but she never did.

Interviewer: Did you have to take your gasmask everywhere with you?

Mary: You took it everywhere with you.

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Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (11 of 23)

ROSS: Lochbroom

2000s

audios; Second World War; World War 2

Ullapool Museum

Voices From Their Past - Ullapool

This audio recording is part of a World War II project carried out by Ullapool Museum and Ullapool Primary School. 'Voices From Their Past - Messages For Your Future' was recorded in 2005. The interviewees - Mary and Donnie MacKenzie - are being interviewed by children of Ullapool Primary School. <br /> <br /> Mary: Well, the gasmasks, I remember them; they arrived quite early and I can remember being out in that corridor and packing these great, big boxes with gasmasks and you had to lay out so many for every street in the village. And that's the difference in Ullapool today. In those days, even I at eleven years of age knew everybody that was in every house, how many people were in the house, and you could lay out so many gasmasks and some of the other children went to deliver them. And babies actually went into one about this - they were completely covered in it. Be about that size. I remember there was one in our house when my sister was born but my mother would never put her in it. She was supposed to try it out but she never did.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Did you have to take your gasmask everywhere with you?<br /> <br /> Mary: You took it everywhere with you.