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TITLE
Interview with Peggy Spence about war-time entertainment
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF09_TRACK06_SPENCE
PLACENAME
Kinlochleven
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Peggy Spence
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3274
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Peggy Spence remembers happy times in Kinlochleven during World War 2.

In Kinlochleven, we really had a happy time and we had lots of parties, lots of dances, and we had films every eight days, eh, five days a week, wasn't it?

Avril Watt: Three days a week.

But Kinlochleven was a happy place to stay and really, even although we were saddened by deaths that came to the village - through boys getting killed and things like that - and we were sad for the likes of the Clydebank Blitz and all those things, but as far as Kinlochleven was concerned, we really didn't know there was a war on, except for the rationing. We knew for the rationing. And, but it was a happy place. I just wish you could have lived in Kinlochleven in those days, when there was umpteen things going on every night.

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

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Interview with Peggy Spence about war-time entertainment

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Peggy Spence remembers happy times in Kinlochleven during World War 2.<br /> <br /> In Kinlochleven, we really had a happy time and we had lots of parties, lots of dances, and we had films every eight days, eh, five days a week, wasn't it?<br /> <br /> Avril Watt: Three days a week.<br /> <br /> But Kinlochleven was a happy place to stay and really, even although we were saddened by deaths that came to the village - through boys getting killed and things like that - and we were sad for the likes of the Clydebank Blitz and all those things, but as far as Kinlochleven was concerned, we really didn't know there was a war on, except for the rationing. We knew for the rationing. And, but it was a happy place. I just wish you could have lived in Kinlochleven in those days, when there was umpteen things going on every night. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochleven Primary School.