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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:09 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

After a hard day working on the fields, my mum and her two sisters (all under 20 years of age) were asked to help the farmer slaughter a pig in one of the barns. They were city girls and this was yet another spectacle unknown to them. Tired and a little nervous of the grumpy farmer and what he was about to do, they stood together giggling. The farmer shouted "quick! Go, get a bucket for the blood!" to my mum and she thought he was joking.

By the time she snapped to it and got the bucket, all of the blood was lost - the farmer was furious. She didn't realise that the blood was needed to make black pudding. All three sisters learned very quickly that nothing on the farm was wasted!


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Louisa McAlarey, Flora McAlarey, Catherine (Meta) McAlarey

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Angela Stokes

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My mother and two of my aunts

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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