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TITLE
Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (18 of 23)
EXTERNAL ID
ULMAUL_VOICES_FROM_PAST_18
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
3124
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 was Ullapool like in the war?

Mary: Well, Ullapool was really very quiet during the war. the worst part of it was when one of the boys would get killed and word would come. And I think it was brought home to my generation, in school, very early on, when a boy that had been in school, and he was only eighteen, and he was training to be a pilot and he and his instructor were knocked down and both killed. And George MacKenzie - he lived on Custom House Street - and I can still see his funeral cortege going down Ladysmith Street, that's a military funeral, and I was absolutely delighted to see that the local boys and the young airmen put a wreath on his grave at the back of the museum.

Donnie: He was Ullapool's first casualty.

Mary: He was the first casualty.

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Ullapool - Voices From Their Past (18 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 was Ullapool like in the war?<br /> <br /> Mary: Well, Ullapool was really very quiet during the war. the worst part of it was when one of the boys would get killed and word would come. And I think it was brought home to my generation, in school, very early on, when a boy that had been in school, and he was only eighteen, and he was training to be a pilot and he and his instructor were knocked down and both killed. And George MacKenzie - he lived on Custom House Street - and I can still see his funeral cortege going down Ladysmith Street, that's a military funeral, and I was absolutely delighted to see that the local boys and the young airmen put a wreath on his grave at the back of the museum.<br /> <br /> Donnie: He was Ullapool's first casualty.<br /> <br /> Mary: He was the first casualty.