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Interview with Abigail Faragher about her childhood and farming

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Date(s): 1988

Scope & Content: Abigail Faragher talks to Stanley Ellis about her childhood and farming. She talks about her tasks on the farm before school; school life; her work on the farm after she left school including milking, cream and butter production; family working in the smithy and customers; it being a hard a life; transporting goods to Douglas market; going to Douglas market on the steam train; bringing cattle and pigs from Ballasalla market to trucks waiting in Douglas; lack of holidays; never having flown.

She talks about a hand-crafted bucket for coal; pair of bellows made by Bobby Crown; types of bread (malt loaf); Laxey Mills flour and cakes she made in the fireplace oven; Manx people and their houses; chapel; brother who played the organ; electricity at the farm; bad weather; 1920s threshing machine; bad winter of 1947; living in Billown for 25 years on an 80 acre farm.

Administration / Biographical History: Stanley Ellis talks to Abigail Faragher

Language: English

Extent: 20 min. 5 sec.

Item name: magnetic recording tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0141

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