gary smith
Picking the Tatties
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Picking the Tatties

  • oil
  • 50cm x 40cm
  • framed
  • “Picking the Tatties”

    …it was that time of year again, the unofficial school holidays to go Tattie Picking. The farmers didn’t mind who you were or how old though they took on quite a few youngsters as they did not pay them the same as the adults though the plots allocated or baskets used for filling with tatties were the same for everyone. You had to keep an eye on the people next to you. Some of them were quite devious and when they were picking up the tatties and reached the marker between your plot and theirs they would lift the marker and slightly shorten their length….

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