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Nancy Roloff

They needed someone to help them

Born: 1907

Duration: 26m 59s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 18.5 Mb

Recorded: 1 May 1988

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Listen to the late Nancy Roloff, former secretary of The London Caithness Association and The Wick Society, talk about her distinguished career in social welfare in Edinburgh, Gateshead and London.

Nancy talks about her schooldays and describes how she attended Wick High School and stayed in lodgings in Wick during the week, returning each Friday evening to her home near Keiss.

In 1929, after graduating from Edinburgh University with a Social Science degree, Nancy took a post with the Church of Scotland Social Work Committee, based in the Cowgate, Edinburgh.

She also talks about the five years she spent working at Kalimpong Mission, West Bengal, India.

After her retirement, Nancy returned to Wick, where she was well known for her voluntary work within the community. She passed away in 1990.

This interview was conducted in the 1980s as part of a job creation project funded by the Manpower Services Commission. The aim of the project was to collect memories of life in Caithness in spoken and written form.

The recording has since been digitised and re-edited.

With gratitude to Nancys nephew, Don Rosie for allowing Wick Voices to use the interview.

Thanks also to the staff of Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archive.


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