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farm working
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ron watson from newbigging by monifieth. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
when i left school i worked on the farm at menzieshill before the hospital was built there in 1948 i lived in the bothy and worked a ten hour day for £3 pond a week with one day off after that job i went to work for my uncle jack kettles of longforgan he was a market gardener growing potatoes neeps sugarbeet and all sorts of vegetables. i had to cycle from dundee in the morning to start at 7.30 then cycle back to dundee after an eight hour day who said they were good old days after doing that for three months i joined the royal navy am now retired and live in the village of newbigging. i think it must have been in my roots to back to the country haveing worked on the land

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