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Interview with Mrs Quayle about Manx cottages and with Mr Christian about milling

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Date(s): 1950-1970

Creator(s): Manx Museum

Scope & Content: Mrs Quayle talks about Manx cottages; story of an aunt of Ella Kennaugh; types of cottage floorings; butter churns and making butter; cow and hen houses attached to cottages; flails; Colby cottage gardens; cottages at 'The Iron Spout'; and Jimmy Cooil (Coole) from Cregneash.

Mr Christian of Sulby talks about flax mills at Ballabrooie and Ballamenaugh Road. He mentions wooden waterwheels; the process of milling flax; 'Gawne the Weaver'; Alec Sharpe; Claddagh Mill; half linen and half wool cloth; and he tells the story of the tailor and 'The Fairy Child.'

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

Language: English

Extent: 28 min. 18 sec.

Item name: magnetic tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0092

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHManxFolkLifeSurvey


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