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When I was a child living at Fisher's Row, in the spring of the year, milk was kept in a large pan mug in the kitchen so that the milk soured for the first churning. I used to help with the churning to produce the butter. In those days the buttermilk was in great demand - it was sold at about one penny (old money) for a tin, holding about a quart or three pints. Old Doctor Fraser advised patients to take it for stomach ailments. The butter salted or unsalted was cut up into pound slabs. A churning used to produce two to two and a half pounds of butter and sold for about a shilling a pound. We had individual customers around the Padeswood Road area. These included: Mrs Dunn, Park Road who had a son Neville, Doctor Fraser and his wife and daughters, Vivienne, Audrey and Beryl. I remember Vivienne, with her long blonde hair at eighteen years of age around 1936, on this summer morning. Suddenly a bi-plane appeared at chimney- top height and I witnessed Vivienne waving a yellow duster from the bedroom window, obviously waving to the pilot!


Dr. Fraser in those days had his practice at Roseneath, Mold Rd with Dr. Severs. They were both into clay pigeon shooting. On Wednesday afternoons (half day) I have known Dr. Fraser to ask me to take an afternoon off school to operate the clay pigeon trap.

Author: Fisher, Bill, 1922


Year = 1900

Object = Visual Art

Work = Light Industry

Extra = Visual Arts

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