Voices from Lilliesleaf

  • Stock No
  • 49013
  • 9781906566951
  • 1 Author
  • Ian MAcDougall
  • 2 Publisher
  • Birlinn
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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This book is an oral history of life and work in the Scottish Borders village of Lilliesleaf based on interviews recorded in 1991-4 with 24 of its oldest inhabitants. The include farm, forestry and sawmill workers, shop workers and domestic servants, the main local landowner, wartime Land Girls and a wartime evacuee. In their own words they describe daily life and work; social, political, religious and cultural activities; changes in farming practices; the huge impact of WWII; the closure of village shops as car ownerships and supermarkets spread; and the rising cost of village housing, pushing younger villagers into the towns. This book gives a vivid portrayal of country and village life in Scotland during a century of great change.

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