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TITLE
Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (16 of 23)
EXTERNAL ID
ULMAUL_VOICES_FROM_PAST_16
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
3121
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.

Interviewer: What's your favourite war memory?

Mary: Oh, I don't know. The end of the war I think. We had a great time here when the war ended: big bonfire up on the hill; the concert in the village hall; the Ullapool Mixed Voice Choir. And then we went from there, up - once it got dark - up to the hill to march to the bonfire and there was a naval ship out on the loch and they were sending off fireworks. Oh, it was quite a night. I would say that was my favourite memory.

Going back to the shops and food, nothing was prepacked. Butter came in great big bulk boxes - you had to scoop it out. Sugar came in hundredweight bags and you had to weigh it out. Flour, oatmeal, barley, rice, lentils, even soap flakes came in bulk. I can remember a young man and I going to put this soap flakes into bags to weigh it out - I don't know how many ounces were going in the bag - and we both started to sneeze and we couldn't stop. And we had to go out onto the street, at the pier head, and do it out there.

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Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (16 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 /> Interviewer: What's your favourite war memory?<br /> <br /> Mary: Oh, I don't know. The end of the war I think. We had a great time here when the war ended: big bonfire up on the hill; the concert in the village hall; the Ullapool Mixed Voice Choir. And then we went from there, up - once it got dark - up to the hill to march to the bonfire and there was a naval ship out on the loch and they were sending off fireworks. Oh, it was quite a night. I would say that was my favourite memory.<br /> <br /> Going back to the shops and food, nothing was prepacked. Butter came in great big bulk boxes - you had to scoop it out. Sugar came in hundredweight bags and you had to weigh it out. Flour, oatmeal, barley, rice, lentils, even soap flakes came in bulk. I can remember a young man and I going to put this soap flakes into bags to weigh it out - I don't know how many ounces were going in the bag - and we both started to sneeze and we couldn't stop. And we had to go out onto the street, at the pier head, and do it out there.