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TITLE
Interview with Willie Sutherland about school during World War 2
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF05_TRACK04_SUTHERLAND
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Halkirk
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Willie Sutherland
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3220
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Willie Sutherland talks about alternative school lessons during World War 2.

What was the school like during the war?

It was just pretty well normal, just, there was no difference when the war came. They just, ye got the strap just the same if ye did something wrong. No, there was no, the only difference was, there was a slogan came out, 'Dig for Victory' and a farmer arrived wi' two horses and he dug up part o' our playground and there was potatoes planted in it and we'd till go out and plant them, so it was much better than Geography or History, out planting potatoes. And then, later on in the season, ye'd to go out and lift them all, ye know. So apart from that, it was pretty much the same, ye know, yeah.

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

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Interview with Willie Sutherland about school during World War 2

CAITHNESS: Halkirk

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Willie Sutherland talks about alternative school lessons during World War 2.<br /> <br /> What was the school like during the war?<br /> <br /> It was just pretty well normal, just, there was no difference when the war came. They just, ye got the strap just the same if ye did something wrong. No, there was no, the only difference was, there was a slogan came out, 'Dig for Victory' and a farmer arrived wi' two horses and he dug up part o' our playground and there was potatoes planted in it and we'd till go out and plant them, so it was much better than Geography or History, out planting potatoes. And then, later on in the season, ye'd to go out and lift them all, ye know. So apart from that, it was pretty much the same, ye know, yeah. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.