|Mrs Sinead Jameson (nee Cassley) spoke to the children of St. Olcan’s P.S. about growing up in Turnarobert clachan.
Mrs Jameson was the youngest of ten children and grew up in Turnarobert. Turnarobert then consisted of four houses, owned by three McBride families and one Atchinson family.
Mrs Jameson and pupils from St. Olcan's
Here are some of Mrs Jameson’s memories:
•“Life was good. I played with my brothers and sisters. Mother said they didn’t need anyone else”
•“Electricity was installed the year I was born, 1965”
•“The house had no piped water. There was a nearby water pump. I remember being bathed in a tin bath. Mother used a scrubbing board for washing our clothes.”
•“Our house had a ‘good room’, used only on Sundays for visitors.”
•“We never used the front door, always the back door”
•“We had hens to provide eggs and Mother milked the cows and made butter. A pig was killed to provide winter food for the whole family”
•“We walked to school at St. Olcans”