Hillhead Primary

Fishing Project Page Three

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Graham Gunn says, " This photograph shows my great, great aunt, Netta Gunn, gutting herring with two other herring girls in the 1930's.  This is an important photograph because it shows how girls always worked  in groups of three - two girls gutted the herring and one packed the herring into barrels.  It was hard work; three women could gut and pack 21,000 herring in a 10 hour shift.  This picture shows how the work was messy and dirty.