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AnneGlynne Percy

Ann Glynn-Percy

Ann’s grandparents were the owners of Tomatin Estate and after her father died when she was a girl her mother returned to Tomatin where her parents were. She lived at the Cottage of Free and grew up during WW2. She tells of the village in great detail  as it was at that time and in the years afterwards, how folk coped with the difficulties but also of the war efforts too.

Topics cover rationing, characters of all kinds, special events and estate history but most of all giving a picture of the community as it was in those days.

[This interview was recorded on 12/02/2013 as part of the "Not So Long Ago" project. The interviewer is Sandra Day, assisted by Betty Watson]

Early Days

Cottage of Free

War Effort

Wartime Privations


Village Life

Nursery Training

Marriage, Tomatin House Fire

Village Occupations (1)

Village Occupations (2)




Tomatin House

Tramps and Hawkers


General Activities

Escape from Fire

Village People

The MacBeans

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