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Port Wemyss in 1948

I just received a message through the Islay List where Seann Mhaighdean pointed out a very old video of Port Wemyss on youtube. The text with the video is as follows: "This is a 9 minute extract from 8mm movie footage taken by my father around 1948. The extract is from a 1¼-hour original film of Islay. The full film shows much of the villages of Port Wemyss and Portnahaven and it's people of that time as well as other parts of the island. There are scenes of people going about their daily lives -- the postman, the milkman, the farmer lad, men and horses working the fields, the lighthouse boatmen, fishermen and water collection from the local well (there was no plumbing in the houses back then)."

Tag: video port wemyss portnahaven history

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