Monday, April 27, 2009

Early 1980s hilltop village and inhabitants

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It wasn't always beautiful weather, though I do, by and large, recall it being pretty good most of the time.  This picture, one of Jane Dineen's, was taken in 1980 and shows everybody clustered around the huts and the shelter under an overcast sky. 

It looks as though there is a layer of turf between the photographer and the group.   Practice as to the storing of the turf during the season varied over time: I have a vague recollection of being told by Phil that the reason for the change from walls of turf to single layers, that we kept watered, was the exacting requirements of the National Trust in wanting, quite rightly, everything to be put back as nearly as possible in the place whence it had come.  

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