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TITLE
Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (15 of 23)
EXTERNAL ID
ULMAUL_VOICES_FROM_PAST_15
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
3120
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: this was one of the busy fishing ports during the war. It was about the only port where they were landing herring and it'd be anything up to eighty to a hundred boats out on the loch there.

Donnie: Oh yes, there would have been. Yes, yes, there would have been.

Mary: And the lorries - well, they were about a quarter of the size of the ones they use today. But they would start in Quay Street, right down Quay Lane, along Shore Street, bumper to bumper, out Braes Road, as far as the eye could see. And the place with fish boxes! And the rats! You've never seen anything like it. There would be a short spell - there would be no fishing and the boxes would be left untouched, so when the fishing would start again and they would start to move these boxes - look out! The rats would be making their presence felt.

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Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (15 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: this was one of the busy fishing ports during the war. It was about the only port where they were landing herring and it'd be anything up to eighty to a hundred boats out on the loch there.<br /> <br /> Donnie: Oh yes, there would have been. Yes, yes, there would have been.<br /> <br /> Mary: And the lorries - well, they were about a quarter of the size of the ones they use today. But they would start in Quay Street, right down Quay Lane, along Shore Street, bumper to bumper, out Braes Road, as far as the eye could see. And the place with fish boxes! And the rats! You've never seen anything like it. There would be a short spell - there would be no fishing and the boxes would be left untouched, so when the fishing would start again and they would start to move these boxes - look out! The rats would be making their presence felt.