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Ishbel McBoyle

Precious Memories

Born: 1942

Duration: 26m 29s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 24Mb

Recorded: 30 March 2018


About this recording

Ishbel McBoyle taught English at Wick High School for over thirty years and is a natural storyteller. She is blessed with an amazing memory and can recall in detail significant events and emotions from her early childhood. She talks of her Grandad as her great pal and playmate. Listen to Ishbel describe the night trains as they passed with fire raging from their engines, or the loud blasts from Bower quarry. Ishbel shares many of her ‘precious memories’ of her early life growing up in Caithness.


I thoroughly enjoyed Ishbel's account. What a wonderful memory. Hoping there will be several more chapters and eventually, a book?

Posted by Margaret Bruce at 12:17:10 on 05/04/2018 - Report comment

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