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TITLE
Interview with Lorna Milligan about war-time toys
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF09_TRACK09_MILLIGAN
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lorna Milligan
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3279
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Lorna Milligan describes an improvised baby's rattle during World War 2.

What games did you play? Did you have toys?

During the war? There was no toys. We played, I can remember, hopscotch in the playground and played tennis and these kind of games but there was, we didn't have a lot of toys. Babies didn't even have rattles. You couldn't buy anything. And I remember getting a black - now maybe you don't have black boot-polish tins - you know that wee round black boot-polish tins? You put some stones or wee bits of stones into them, got them soldered together and got a handle on them and then we had to crochet a cover for them on the handle and the wee rattle and that was the baby's rattle. You couldn't buy anything like that, nuh. It was all make do and mend. There was nothing new to be, you couldn't buy anything new really.

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

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Interview with Lorna Milligan about war-time toys

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Lorna Milligan describes an improvised baby's rattle during World War 2.<br /> <br /> What games did you play? Did you have toys?<br /> <br /> During the war? There was no toys. We played, I can remember, hopscotch in the playground and played tennis and these kind of games but there was, we didn't have a lot of toys. Babies didn't even have rattles. You couldn't buy anything. And I remember getting a black - now maybe you don't have black boot-polish tins - you know that wee round black boot-polish tins? You put some stones or wee bits of stones into them, got them soldered together and got a handle on them and then we had to crochet a cover for them on the handle and the wee rattle and that was the baby's rattle. You couldn't buy anything like that, nuh. It was all make do and mend. There was nothing new to be, you couldn't buy anything new really. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.