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TITLE
Interview with Mrs I M Macarthur about travelling during the war
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF04_TRACK02_MACARTHUR_01
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Croy and Dalcross
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Mrs I M Macarthur
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3211
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
ration
rations
audio

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Mrs I M Macarthur remembers a novel way of getting permission to travel during World War 2.

There was also petrol rationing and you could be stopped any time and you were asked, 'Is your journey really necessary?' So, we had an auntie who lived at Cowie Muir, which is along at C-, Spey Bay, and we used to go to see them about once in three months. And a calf was put in a bag and put in the back o' the car and if we were stopped, 'Is your journey really necessary?' 'Yes, we're taking this calf.' And the calf went and it came back and by the time we got back to Kilravock, the smell was something terrible. But that was it, you couldn't, there was no cars, practically no cars on the road, because you only got so many gallons o' petrol per month and when it was done, it was done. So, no running children to school in those days or anything. We all had to walk, two and a half miles there and back.

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

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Interview with Mrs I M Macarthur about travelling during the war

NAIRN: Croy and Dalcross

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; ration; rations; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Mrs I M Macarthur remembers a novel way of getting permission to travel during World War 2.<br /> <br /> There was also petrol rationing and you could be stopped any time and you were asked, 'Is your journey really necessary?' So, we had an auntie who lived at Cowie Muir, which is along at C-, Spey Bay, and we used to go to see them about once in three months. And a calf was put in a bag and put in the back o' the car and if we were stopped, 'Is your journey really necessary?' 'Yes, we're taking this calf.' And the calf went and it came back and by the time we got back to Kilravock, the smell was something terrible. But that was it, you couldn't, there was no cars, practically no cars on the road, because you only got so many gallons o' petrol per month and when it was done, it was done. So, no running children to school in those days or anything. We all had to walk, two and a half miles there and back. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.