Castle Rushen invasion
page three - life within the Castle walls
Life goes on inside the Castle - even during
a seige. These pictures depict scenes which might have been
during these dark days.
Child-minding and cooking went on together.
In a military environment - where wives and sweethearts
followed their soldier menfolk - cooking was done where
ever possible and more often than not in the open air and
bread was fresh baked.
This lovely busy lady who managed a smile
while preparing food for the soldiers - never stopping,
watching over children and making sure all were fed as well
as could be managed under the circumstances.
Even though the Castle and the Royalists
were under seige getting food in the belly was all important
- strength needed for later that day!
Even in war there would be some semblance of normal life.
Here we see a cobbler in his shack pausing for a beer.
Right - a seamstress making and mending from
within her shelter.