Disability Voices

Webb, Geoff (Part 1 of 6). Geoff Webb Memories of Polio

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:52:46

  • Shelf mark

    C1383/1

  • Subjects

    Polio

  • Recording date

    1975

  • Speakers

    Webb, Geoffrey, 1927- (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: introduction to reminiscences self-recorded by Geoff Webb (full name: Alexander Geoffrey Webb) intended as the basis for an autobiography. Born 1927, in Peshawar, India; father in the Indian Army; started school aged 7 in 1934 in Eastbourne. Dictates imagined letters (1935 - 1956) from his childhood, teenage years and young adulthood to sketch in his early life, including: war years, joinging the Queen's Royal Regiment, joining the Sixth Rajputana Rifles, becoming a land agent for Strutt & Parker in Lewes, marriage, becoming a sub-agent for Rangemore, working for Peter Fleming. Succumbing to a polio infection in September 1959.

  • Description

    Self-recorded reminiscences of a polio sufferer and activist for independent living facilities for the disabled, recorded around 1975

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    Geoff Webb self-recorded reminiscences: full transcript (PDF)

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