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TITLE
Interview with Hugh A M Fraser about evacuees to Aldourie
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF02_TRACK07_FRASER
PLACENAME
Aldourie
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Dores
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Hugh M. Fraser
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3196
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
evacuation
audio

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Hugh M Fraser remembers children being evacuated from Edinburgh to Aldourie during World War 2.

I remember being asked to come here on a Saturday. I'd to take my bicycle - I had graduated to my mother's bike by that time, I think it was 1939 - and act as a messenger because bus-loads of evacuees arrived from Edinburgh. And children from the Craigmillar district in Edinburgh came here. They were in Aldourie Castle, they were in houses all around. And we made a lot of good friends and a lot of them stayed on, even, some of them didn't even go home at the end of the war. They stayed here. I think it was, Craigmillar was quite a poor area. So that was the first practical thing we had to do, was to be a message-boy and the evacuees were in.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Aldourie Primary School.

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Interview with Hugh A M Fraser about evacuees to Aldourie

INVERNESS: Dores

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; evacuation; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Hugh M Fraser remembers children being evacuated from Edinburgh to Aldourie during World War 2.<br /> <br /> I remember being asked to come here on a Saturday. I'd to take my bicycle - I had graduated to my mother's bike by that time, I think it was 1939 - and act as a messenger because bus-loads of evacuees arrived from Edinburgh. And children from the Craigmillar district in Edinburgh came here. They were in Aldourie Castle, they were in houses all around. And we made a lot of good friends and a lot of them stayed on, even, some of them didn't even go home at the end of the war. They stayed here. I think it was, Craigmillar was quite a poor area. So that was the first practical thing we had to do, was to be a message-boy and the evacuees were in. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Aldourie Primary School.