We were delighted when Julia Macdonald agreed to write this week’s blog post for us. Julia attended one of the early Study training sessions and went on to make a fieldwork recording with her dad, David Brown. More recently, as a friend of both Donnie Nelson and the Stranraer and District Local History Trust, Julia came to our assistance when we were looking for additional photographic images for the forthcoming Study Flashback, Stranraer and District Lives: Voices in Trust, and particularly the book cover.
RE-CONNECTING WITH THE PAST THROUGH STORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
“I grew up listening to stories from my parents of what life was like when they were young. My mum told me that during WW2, when she was a young girl, she would stand outside the family cottage and wave to the pilots as they took off from West Freugh. On one occasion, an enthusiastic pilot flew by even lower than usual, clipping the chimney pot on the farmhouse roof as he passed. Continue reading