File SA3/2/101 - Tape recording of Jim Tait

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SA3/2/101

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Tape recording of Jim Tait

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  • 14 August 1986 (Creation)

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Ten Inch Open Reel Audio Tape

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Jim Tait,
Edinburgh.

Interviewed by Brian Smith

Politics in family and Shetland. Work in Post Office (Telecom), unions. Lerwick Labour Party - various personalities. Election of JT to Lerwick Town Council. Zetland County Council. Organisation of Labour councillers. HIDB and Prophet Smith. General election campaigns. Jack Peterson, R.B. Blance, Peter Jamieson, Alex Morrison. Development. Labour fundraising. Male domination of party. Leaving Shetland. Atmosphere of decline in '50s Shetland. Hardship in Sandwick between wars.

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