Whithorn: An Economy of People, 1920-1960
edited by Julia Muir Watt
235 x 156mm
2 x 8 pp b/w art sections
A Regional Flashbacks title co-published with the European Ethnological Research Centre.
Between 2012 and 2013 Julia Muir Watt interviewed twenty-nine individuals from Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, and its hinterland, and their memories of the period from 1920 to the 1960s.
The core period relates to the time before WWII, and the resultant disruption of the small world of Whithorn – a world now largely gone.
Chapter headings: Leaving and Returning: Nostalgia of the Writers / Outside-In: the Rural Town / Outside: The farms / Work and Rest: the timing of pleasures / Up and Down: Wealth and Poverty / Here and There / Here and Hereafter / Incursion and Dispersion: World War
This is the second book based on the EERC research programme, Dumfries and Galloway: A Regional Ethnology – part of a wider research programme The Regional Ethnology of Scotland Project. The first book was Stranraer and District Lives: Voices in Trust edited by Caroline Milligan.