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A photograph of Janet McDonald

Janet McDonald

Playing the bagpipes down Ludgate Hill at 10 years old

Born: 1939

Duration: 1m 11s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 1.6 Mb

Recorded: 25 May 2019

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Janet McDonald recalls a memorable visit to London in 1949 with Wick Girls' Pipe Band. The girls were photographed marching down Ludgate Hill with St Paul's Cathedral in the background and were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, while some even made an appearance on TV.

This is a brief extract from a Wick Voices interview recorded in May 2019 and running to 26 minutes. If you would like to hear the full version, please search our list of interviews or use this link:


Janet and her late husband, Ian, ran J McDonald Photographers in Shore Lane, Wick, for many years. In a further recording on Wick Voices, Janet talks about working in the photography business.

In another Wick Voices recording, Vida Sinclair shares some of her own memories of playing in Wick Girls' Pipe Band.


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