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Cuimhneachain neach-taisbeanaidh - caractaran tadhail
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_WILLHAY_05
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Will Hay
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2285
KEYWORDS
luchd-taisbeanaidh
càrnabhailean
soirceasan
fèilltean-spòrs
pupaidean
fèilltean phupaidean
raointean fèille
claistinneach

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B'e neach-taisbeanaidh às a'cheann a tuath agus pupaidear Punch agus Judy a bh'ann an Uilleam Hay. Bha e bho theaghlach fhèistearan siubhail; thòisich a shìn-seanair, Iain Moireasdan, ann an soirceas Pindar nuair a bha an soirceas air chuairt ann an Cataibh agus bhiodh a sheanair, Uilleam Donnchadh Moireasdan, agus bràthair athar, Donnchadh Moireasadan, a'taisbeanadh chuirmean-cluiche Punch agus Judy ann an Inbhir Nis agus mu chuairt. Bha na Moireasdanaich ainmeil cuideachd airson an sgilean a thaobh a bhith a'seatadh chnàmhan.

Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Uilleam a'bruidhinn mu dheidhinn cuid de na caractaran a bhiodh a'tadhal air an fhèill-spòrs.

Ye get the drunks boys coming doon there at nights, an a squad o kids is follow em - an wages in them days is probably a pound or so a week - well, that wan would come doon an there'd be a squad o kids behind him - strangers - there was no violence or nothing wi them in them days. They'd start beltin a coconut. Won a car, an he'd give it to the bairns an the bairns used to follow him roon, an these boys used to spend all their earnings on the kids. Just for fun. Because the shows only came once a year, an there was no telly, there was no buses, there was no trains, there was no pictures, nothing. They just saved up for that one event every year.

An these boys would go round the whole showground. An before they went out a showground, some of the show boys would go, 'Hey, come here, come here!' an they'd call him over. 'Here's a couple of coconuts for yersel' an they'd give him something for hisel. Course, coconuts in them days was a pound a bag. Ye're maybe charging thruppence a shot, but that man might spend a pound an no win a coconut. So they always went home wi something in them days; the old showmen was good. Never let anybody get off the ground without giving them somethin. If one of them happened to be comin doon passed our stall, an our stall was the last one off the ground, an ye didnae see him wi anything, ye'd say, 'Did ye win anything the night, boy?' 'Nah', 'Ah, just a minute.' They'd give him a coconut or a doll. But they never let him go off the ground in them days, without something. Or a brooch, or something, ye know? Something he could say, 'Well, I got something', ye know?

Interviewer: It's good business, isn't it?

Aye, it was, well the kids used to enjoy it in them days. Well, now when you see the drunks coming on the ground ye just avoid them if ye can because they're just vandals now. There's no such a thing now as spending money an enjoying yersels, it's just about wickedness now. Oh, we used to like to see the drunk men coming cause we knew fine we was going to get every penny that they'd got, ye know? Cause they're going to spend it anyway - either on us or drinks - so we might as well have it. But they were good days them. Oh aye. We used to like to see the drunk men. All the wee kids - soon as ye seen a drunk man ye latched on the back o him right away, ye know? An ye'd go an ye'd stand at a shop an ye'd say, 'Oh that ice cream, mannie!' 'Oh, ye want an ice cream?' an he'd buy you an ice cream like that. An then ye waited for another drunk man, 'Oh, look at that bonnie sweeties in there mannie!' Oh, he'd buy you a sweetie then, ye know? That's the way they were. Generous, kind-hearted folk in them days. But now there's a difference altogether now

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Cuimhneachain neach-taisbeanaidh - caractaran tadhail

1980an; 1990an

luchd-taisbeanaidh; càrnabhailean; soirceasan; fèilltean-spòrs; pupaidean; fèilltean phupaidean; raointean fèille; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Will Hay, Memories of a Showman

B'e neach-taisbeanaidh às a'cheann a tuath agus pupaidear Punch agus Judy a bh'ann an Uilleam Hay. Bha e bho theaghlach fhèistearan siubhail; thòisich a shìn-seanair, Iain Moireasdan, ann an soirceas Pindar nuair a bha an soirceas air chuairt ann an Cataibh agus bhiodh a sheanair, Uilleam Donnchadh Moireasdan, agus bràthair athar, Donnchadh Moireasadan, a'taisbeanadh chuirmean-cluiche Punch agus Judy ann an Inbhir Nis agus mu chuairt. Bha na Moireasdanaich ainmeil cuideachd airson an sgilean a thaobh a bhith a'seatadh chnàmhan.<br /> <br /> Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Uilleam a'bruidhinn mu dheidhinn cuid de na caractaran a bhiodh a'tadhal air an fhèill-spòrs.<br /> <br /> Ye get the drunks boys coming doon there at nights, an a squad o kids is follow em - an wages in them days is probably a pound or so a week - well, that wan would come doon an there'd be a squad o kids behind him - strangers - there was no violence or nothing wi them in them days. They'd start beltin a coconut. Won a car, an he'd give it to the bairns an the bairns used to follow him roon, an these boys used to spend all their earnings on the kids. Just for fun. Because the shows only came once a year, an there was no telly, there was no buses, there was no trains, there was no pictures, nothing. They just saved up for that one event every year. <br /> <br /> An these boys would go round the whole showground. An before they went out a showground, some of the show boys would go, 'Hey, come here, come here!' an they'd call him over. 'Here's a couple of coconuts for yersel' an they'd give him something for hisel. Course, coconuts in them days was a pound a bag. Ye're maybe charging thruppence a shot, but that man might spend a pound an no win a coconut. So they always went home wi something in them days; the old showmen was good. Never let anybody get off the ground without giving them somethin. If one of them happened to be comin doon passed our stall, an our stall was the last one off the ground, an ye didnae see him wi anything, ye'd say, 'Did ye win anything the night, boy?' 'Nah', 'Ah, just a minute.' They'd give him a coconut or a doll. But they never let him go off the ground in them days, without something. Or a brooch, or something, ye know? Something he could say, 'Well, I got something', ye know?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: It's good business, isn't it?<br /> <br /> Aye, it was, well the kids used to enjoy it in them days. Well, now when you see the drunks coming on the ground ye just avoid them if ye can because they're just vandals now. There's no such a thing now as spending money an enjoying yersels, it's just about wickedness now. Oh, we used to like to see the drunk men coming cause we knew fine we was going to get every penny that they'd got, ye know? Cause they're going to spend it anyway - either on us or drinks - so we might as well have it. But they were good days them. Oh aye. We used to like to see the drunk men. All the wee kids - soon as ye seen a drunk man ye latched on the back o him right away, ye know? An ye'd go an ye'd stand at a shop an ye'd say, 'Oh that ice cream, mannie!' 'Oh, ye want an ice cream?' an he'd buy you an ice cream like that. An then ye waited for another drunk man, 'Oh, look at that bonnie sweeties in there mannie!' Oh, he'd buy you a sweetie then, ye know? That's the way they were. Generous, kind-hearted folk in them days. But now there's a difference altogether now