Topics discussed in these recorded oral interviews with residents of Stranraer and district, in south-west Scotland, include tattie howking, war, the capsizing of the Larne-Stranraer ferry and the stormy winter of 1947. The interviews took place over a period of time, the first being with Helen Davies who was 87 when recorded in 1997.This is the first book based on research carried out by the European Ethnological Research Centre (EERC) as part of their current research programme: Dumfries and Galloway: A Regional Ethnology - part of a wider research programme, The Regional Ethnology of Scotland Project.Co-published by NMS Enterprises Ltd - Publishing and the EERC. This is the first Regional Flashback in the Flashbacks series; series editor Mark Mulhern.
Caroline Milligan is a Researcher with the European Ethnological Research Centre (EERC).
Tattie Howkers / Tramps and Travellers / Agriculture and Farming / Rural and Urban Living Conditions / Shops and Businesses / Community Life / Education / Health / Travel and Transport / War / Princess Victoria Disaster / The Storm in the Winter of 1947-48 / Ghostly Happenings / Exploring the Photograph Archive Collection held by the Stranraer and District Local History Trust / Appendix: Stranraer and District Local History Trust and List of Interviewees