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Charles 'Codlins' Simpson: biography., 1953

Track ID : 9703

Charles 'Codlins' Simpson: biography. Charles Simpson was born in Macduff in 1875, in a street with a wall [well] at the foot of it. He was nicknamed 'Codlins' when he was six years old. A big boy...

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Superstition and fishermen: generosity rewarded with luck., 1953

Track ID : 9708

Superstition and fishermen: generosity rewarded with luck. When Charles 'Codlins' Simpson was on the way from his lodgings to go to sea with the fishing boat 'Olive Branch', he met an old woman, B...

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Strict Christians in Banffshire fishing ports criticised as..., 1953

Track ID : 9717

Strict Christians in Banffshire fishing ports criticised as 'Holy Willies'. The fishermen around Gamrie [Gardenstown] and Macduff were all very religious. "They'd sing on the Lord's day, but they'...

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On using the Bible to reconcile men to hard labour., 1953

Track ID : 9721

On using the Bible to reconcile men to hard labour. Hamish Henderson reminds Charles 'Codlins' Simpson of something he said: "Man wasnae made tae work: it's a biblical fallacy." The Bible says tha...

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Gamrie a wealthy place., 1953

Track ID : 9725

Gamrie [Gardenstown] a wealthy place. Gamrie [Gardenstown] seems to Charles 'Codlins' Simpson to be one of the richest places in Scotland. There are no poor rates, because there are no poor people...

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Invading Norsemen fought off in Banffshire., 1953

Track ID : 9732

Invading Norsemen fought off in Banffshire. The first Norsemen in the North-East of Scotland landed at Gamrie [Gardenstown]. The men fled, but the women got the Norsemen drunk, then put stones in ...

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Former site of Macduff., 1953

Track ID : 9733

Former site of Macduff. The Macduff area was a barren country at the time of the Norsemen. Macduff was not where it is now, but was at Doune, by the Burn of Melrose.

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A Banffshire ghost., 1953

Track ID : 9736

A Banffshire ghost. The Green Lady of Melrose, the ghost of a woman who was killed, used to be seen by servant deems [kitchen maids] on the Farm of Melrose and beside the green tree [Green Tree?] ...

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A Banffshire witch., 1953

Track ID : 9737

A Banffshire witch. Talk of old Maggie Shaw, said to be a witch. Women believed that she could tell the future, and if she put a curse on somebody they would never thrive.

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Description of Francis Markiss, the musician., 1953

Track ID : 9740

Description of Francis Markiss, the musician. Hamish Henderson asks about a woman supposed to be a witch, and whether she could make peats fly through the house by themselves. Charles 'Codlins' Si...

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