All part of the story

By Treshnish

Preparation

We have a group of school children coming to see the blackhouses at Haunn later this week, and so I have been thinking about what to talk to them about.  

The last family to live here moved to Dervaig during the second world war.  

These blackhouses are considered very small by modern standards, but decades ago were lived in for generations by families with many children - as many as 9 children in the one blackhouse. 

The rooves were beautifully thatched in the 1930s. 

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