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TITLE
Interview with Fay Anderson about travelling during the war
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF04_TRACK04_ANDERSON
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Fay Anderson
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3214
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Fay Anderson remembers needing a passport to go to the Island of Coll during World War 2.

One of the things that happened when our family was visiting the Isle of Coll, well into the war - it would be nineteen - let me think back - forty-two? And there we were, coming up on the all-night train from Buchanan Street in Glasgow - a very exciting thing for small children - and you got off in Oban at six o'clock in the morning to catch the Lochearn to the islands, and there was a big man there this time. And we had to have passports! They wouldn't let us leave Oban without a passport. And my father, who'd been born and brought up in the islands -

Duncan MacInnes: I was on the Lochearn, aye.

- was absolutely furious. 'I'm going to see my mother and I've never needed a passport for that!' he said. So anyway, we had to have our passports and this would be in case any of us was a German spy or a fifth columnist, as they called them.

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

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Interview with Fay Anderson about travelling during the war

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Fay Anderson remembers needing a passport to go to the Island of Coll during World War 2.<br /> <br /> One of the things that happened when our family was visiting the Isle of Coll, well into the war - it would be nineteen - let me think back - forty-two? And there we were, coming up on the all-night train from Buchanan Street in Glasgow - a very exciting thing for small children - and you got off in Oban at six o'clock in the morning to catch the Lochearn to the islands, and there was a big man there this time. And we had to have passports! They wouldn't let us leave Oban without a passport. And my father, who'd been born and brought up in the islands - <br /> <br /> Duncan MacInnes: I was on the Lochearn, aye.<br /> <br /> - was absolutely furious. 'I'm going to see my mother and I've never needed a passport for that!' he said. So anyway, we had to have our passports and this would be in case any of us was a German spy or a fifth columnist, as they called them.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochleven Primary School.