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Goodison, Nicholas (28 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 28 (tape 16B side A): NG refers to British snobbism over titles. He and his wife prefer to be called Nicholas and Judith on appropriate occasions. His early visits to Scotland through his wife. Loves the remote Artornish (sp) estate which became their holiday destination with an annual short-term rental of a floor of a baronial mansion. Arthritis has now curtailed fishing and walking to some extent. Describes the beauties of the countryside. Works on projects when raining. Gives details of his children’s occupations and private lives. Has no grandchildren – talks about contraception and women’s professional careers. Time spent with the children and family gatherings, refers to family as ‘The Committee’. Mother’s death in 1970 and his father’s friendship, later love affair with the married Pat Creppin (sp), forming a menage a trois in France. Father’s death there and his funeral. [no recording on tape 16B side B. Tape 17 and tape 18 side A and most of tape 18 side B is closed].
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).