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TITLE
Black Isle Heritage Memories - Hermione Protheroe (9 of 11)
EXTERNAL ID
ARCH_HERMI_PROTHEROE_03_02
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
DATE OF RECORDING
2010
PERIOD
2010s
CREATOR
Hermi Protheroe
SOURCE
ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands)
ASSET ID
41105
KEYWORDS
audios
built environment
villages
dwellings
houses

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In this audio extract Avoch resident, Hermione Protheroe, talks about some of the local shops and houses.

The audio recording was carried out as part of the Black Isle Heritage Memories Project, undertaken in 2009/2010 by ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands). To find out more about the project, follow the link towards the foot of the page.

Transcription: (Interviewer: Cait McCullagh)

HP: And Miss Jack, goodness, I remember her. As children we went anywhere, any church, you know, where there was people, and if there was anything on we went, and I always remember Miss Jack singing 'Bless this House'. So funny, as a child, you know, that stuck in my mind. And upstairs in that house was, I'm sure it was upstairs, her brother the tailor. The tailor, yes, Jack the tailor.

CM: So this was upstairs from Mrs Jack, and Mrs Jack was the ...

HP: There was Miss Jack and there was a Mrs Jack.

CM: And this was the Coffee House?

HP: It was called the Coffee House, the shop.

CM: And upstairs, the tailor?

HP: There was a tailor, I'm sure it was upstairs. And then, there was my friend Valerie's father's shop which was over Henrietta, and that was just the shop, the house, and the shop was the front room. Of course we didn't go there, that was too far from us in the High Street. That would have been more for the people in the Henrietta. And then we went for the paraffin, for the lamps, that big Bella Aileen that's mentioned in the poem, that was down in that, near where the piggery was. It's still a corrugated-roof house, but we went to Annie Jack, and that was down in John Street. I can still smell the paraffin and how clean it was in a shed, just the other side of her house and we went there to get paraffin.

CM: And which side of John Street, was she to the ...?

HP: ... the left

CM: The left.

HP: The left, as you went down.

CM: So, as you went down. So, on the, on the west side?

HP: Uh-huh. It was between, actually between the back of the, the two backs, between the back of the Central Hotel, and the back of Alexander Street, down there. I remember going there.

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Black Isle Heritage Memories - Hermione Protheroe (9 of 11)

ROSS

2010s

audios; built environment; villages; dwellings; houses;

ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands)

ARCH: Black Isle Heritage Memories

In this audio extract Avoch resident, Hermione Protheroe, talks about some of the local shops and houses.<br /> <br /> The audio recording was carried out as part of the Black Isle Heritage Memories Project, undertaken in 2009/2010 by ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands). To find out more about the project, follow the link towards the foot of the page.<br /> <br /> Transcription: (Interviewer: Cait McCullagh)<br /> <br /> HP: And Miss Jack, goodness, I remember her. As children we went anywhere, any church, you know, where there was people, and if there was anything on we went, and I always remember Miss Jack singing 'Bless this House'. So funny, as a child, you know, that stuck in my mind. And upstairs in that house was, I'm sure it was upstairs, her brother the tailor. The tailor, yes, Jack the tailor.<br /> <br /> CM: So this was upstairs from Mrs Jack, and Mrs Jack was the ...<br /> <br /> HP: There was Miss Jack and there was a Mrs Jack.<br /> <br /> CM: And this was the Coffee House?<br /> <br /> HP: It was called the Coffee House, the shop.<br /> <br /> CM: And upstairs, the tailor?<br /> <br /> HP: There was a tailor, I'm sure it was upstairs. And then, there was my friend Valerie's father's shop which was over Henrietta, and that was just the shop, the house, and the shop was the front room. Of course we didn't go there, that was too far from us in the High Street. That would have been more for the people in the Henrietta. And then we went for the paraffin, for the lamps, that big Bella Aileen that's mentioned in the poem, that was down in that, near where the piggery was. It's still a corrugated-roof house, but we went to Annie Jack, and that was down in John Street. I can still smell the paraffin and how clean it was in a shed, just the other side of her house and we went there to get paraffin.<br /> <br /> CM: And which side of John Street, was she to the ...?<br /> <br /> HP: ... the left<br /> <br /> CM: The left.<br /> <br /> HP: The left, as you went down. <br /> <br /> CM: So, as you went down. So, on the, on the west side?<br /> <br /> HP: Uh-huh. It was between, actually between the back of the, the two backs, between the back of the Central Hotel, and the back of Alexander Street, down there. I remember going there.