taking our culture forward

Mrs Irene Curphey, born 17th February 1913, talks to David Callister about the following topics:

  • Head Cook at Castle Rushen School
  • Training as a Master Confectioner
  • Douglas High School and Arbory School
  • Archibald Knox
  • St Ninian’s School and Park Road School
  • The ‘big snow’ in the 1920s
  • Leaving school and living in Colby
  • Working for bakery and cafes in Castletown
  • Running Ballabeg Post Office with husband
  • The Meadowside Choir
  • WWI memories
  • Early school days
  • Entertainment


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