Sometimes a photograph can speak, like here where Mary Mowatt recalls taking home the peats and she even remembers the name of the ox, he was called Jack.

Mary Mowat on Peats

Mary Mowat on Life in Rackwick

This is Mary at Rackwick School with Jack Rendall, Cathy Rendall and their teacher Jack and Cathy’s mother, Mrs Rendall. Mary did well at school and we have some of her reports at the Hoy Heritage Centre.

images: Hoy Archive

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