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Interview with Tommy Quayle about his life in Sulby including his schooldays and work

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Date(s): 9 May 1950

Creator(s): Manx Museum

Scope & Content: Tommy Quayle, aged 73, talks to Harry Rogers about his life in Sulby including his schooldays and work. He talks about working at Southward mills and Mr Southward; attending Sulby school; corporal punishment; teachers Master Christian and Miss Boyce; school inspector’s visit; Mrs Craine’s stammer remedy.

He continues with talk about starch mills; upland farms and farming; Craigmooar and family’s farming connections; Uncle John, shepherd; Forester’s Lodge; Miss Bannister’s school; holidays at Craigmooar; corn cutting at Killabregga on Craigmooar; Ballaskella; Ballakerka and the Craine family. He tells a story about Frank Craine involving a poacher, police and Ballaugh curraghs windmill; childhood in Sulby; working in mill.

Administration / Biographical History: This recording was made for the Manx Folk Life Survey. Harry Rogers was a Manx Folk Life Survey recorder.

Language: English

Extent: 9 min. 1 sec.

Item name: magnetic tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0055

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Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHManxFolkLifeSurvey


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