Dunse Oral History Project

Childhood and Schooldays

Childhood and Schooldays
Audio Count: 11

Memories of seeing Wotjek - The 'Snowballing' Bear

David Cochrane was born in 1932. He was born in th...

Catching Rabbits at Harvest

Jimmy Feeney was born in Duns in 1938 and grew up ...

Pocket Money - 1d.

David Cochrane was born in 1932 and talks here abo...

When you got to 5 you needed a 'trike'

John was born and brought up in Duns the son of a ...

School Disipline - Tawse

Murrary Henderson lived at Oxendean Sawmill on the...

Cumledge Blanket Labels

Isabel Allan was born in 1941 and lived at Cumledg...

School Dinners

Murrary Henderson lived at Oxendean Sawmill on the...

Activities Class

Murrary Henderson was born in 1945 and attended Pr...

'Tawse' - stories from Peter and Sheena Gallagher

Peter and Sheena Gallagher, were born in 1943 were...

Preston Primary School - Toilets

Isabel Allan was born in 1941 and lived at Cumledg...

Children's Games played

Jimmy Foreman talks about playground games...

Employment

Employment
Audio Count: 3

Returning to 'Civvy Street' after National Service

Jimmy Feeney was born in Duns in 1938 and grew up ...

Cumledge Mill

Jimmy Foreman grew up at Cumledge Mill and attende...

The Factory - Duns Town Hall

Helen Lamb and Eleanor Stewart reminisce about the...

World War 2

World War 2
Audio Count: 6

Leonard Gerasik - and Wotjek

Though this is not a piece of Duns history it is a...

Vienna - Penicillin available to Military only

Although this is not a piece about Duns many peopl...

More Land Army Stories - singling turnips

Ana Maria Dodds was born 1923 in Glasgow but grew ...

Land Army work - Carrying bags

Ana Maria Dodds was born 1923 in Glasgow but grew ...

A Member of the Land Army - General Duties

Ana Maria Dodds was born in Catalonia but was livi...

'War Book'

John Fortune was born in 1946 into a farming famil...

Events

Events
Audio Count: 3

Snow storms - 1947 and 63

Robin Forrest was born at the village of Preston o...

Flooding at Cumledge Mill

In 1948 in the two weeks preceding 12th. August fo...

Duns Twinning with Zagan

Lady Brigid McEwen married in 1954 and later moved...

Duns Buildings and Landmarks

Duns Buildings and Landmarks
Audio Count: 3

Duns Slaughterhouse

Frank Millar was born was born in 1945 and lived i...

Working Mens Club

There was a flat above the Working Mens Institute ...

The 'Pair Hoose' or Almshouse at Bridgend

Two long time residents in Duns remember the 'Pair...

Shops And Shopkeepers

Shops And Shopkeepers
Audio Count: 4

Polish Officers Billet

Catherine Feeney was born in 1944 and was 12 years...

Market Square Shops - 1950

Linda Stewart's (nee Wightman) grandfather bought ...

Shops in Castle Street

Linda Stewart's (nee Wightman) grandfather bought ...

Number of shops in Duns

Derek Bates' mother reported 83 shops in Duns in t...

Agriculture

Agriculture
Audio Count: 2

Tattie 'Stents'

Jimmy Feeney was born in Duns in 1938 and grew up ...

Using Horses

Robin Forrest was born at the village of Preston o...

People Of Duns

People Of Duns
Audio Count: 3

Poor House

Jimmy and Catherine Feeney talk about the 'Poor Ho...

Tramps

Anne grew up in Duns and talks here about the 'Bri...

Katy Mulroy

Catherine and Jimmy Feeney talk about Katy Mulroy ...

Festival Week

Festival Week
Audio Count: 3

Festival Week - Clothing for the Principals

Douglas Redpath was President of Duns Festival for...

Festival Week - Activities during the Week.

Douglas Redpath was President of Duns Festival for...

Winsome Maid

Isabel Allan was born in 1941 living at Cumledge M...