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TITLE
Living on a diet of tatties & herring, Lybster
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_82
PLACENAME
Lybster
DISTRICT
Southern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Latheron
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Nellie Geddes
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41363
KEYWORDS
audios

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Nellie Geddes grew up in a fishing family in Lybster. In this audio extract she describes the diet of the rural or village poor in the early 1900s. At that time many crofters reared pigs which were killed in the autumn and turned into various foodstuffs. In a conversation with the interviewer she describes how pork was cured in brine and stored in the rafters, where smoke helped to preserve it.

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Living on a diet of tatties & herring, Lybster

CAITHNESS: Latheron

1980s

audios;

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Fishing

Nellie Geddes grew up in a fishing family in Lybster. In this audio extract she describes the diet of the rural or village poor in the early 1900s. At that time many crofters reared pigs which were killed in the autumn and turned into various foodstuffs. In a conversation with the interviewer she describes how pork was cured in brine and stored in the rafters, where smoke helped to preserve it.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)