Items from the time
Ladies War Work Parties were formed in Avoch and Fortrose. They knitted hundreds of pairs of socks - but were told to avoid red yarn because if the foot rubbed, the yarn might poison the foot!
Socks knitted by Su Wompra, Museum volunteer
My Friends the Miss Boyds
In “My Friends the Miss Boyds” Jane Duncan draws heavily on her childhood experience of family life on a Black Isle croft. The novel, set in 1918, is vivid, funny and touched with tragedy, evoking the world she knew as a child living in a closely woven community in the then remote Black Isle.
Loan from private collection