Mrs Margaret (Greta) Hawthorn talks about Glasserton

Photo: Margaret (Greta) Hawthorn, Whithorn.

Photo: Margaret (Greta) Hawthorn, Whithorn.

Glasserton: Margaret (Greta) Hawthorn interviewed in Whithorn by Julia Muir-Watt.

Greta is the daughter of farm workers at Glasserton and she worked at The Grapes hotel in Whithorn.

  • Interviewed: June 2012.
  • Ref: DG4/1/1/2.
  • © Photo: Julia Muir Watt.
  • © European Ethnological Research Centre, 2012.

MH: And the Admiral stayed in the big house at Glasserton and that was Mr Johnston Stewart’s now’s grand-father. And it was a beautiful big house, it had terraces into the gardens and we used to hae wur Sunday school picnics there. But when we came up from Claymoddie it was an old road and ye had to go round by the laundry. But on a Sunday we were allowed to pass the big house and he used to be standing at the from door saying, ‘Girls, you come this way fir tae go to the Sunday school. You don’t go round by the laundry ye’ get yer feet dirty on this’. Yes he was a very nice gentleman.