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Jenkins, Michael (1 of 8) National Life Stories: City Lives

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  • Recording date

    1991-10-01, 1991-11-02, 1991-21-03, 1991-15-05

  • Is part of (Collection)

    City Lives

  • Recording locations

    interviewee's office, London

  • Interviewees

    Jenkins, Michael, 1932-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Burk, Kathy, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1 (tape 1 side A): Grandparents: Eva Jenkins, paternal grandmother, a strong influence. Shorters - overbearing grandfather, and mother ran away form home at l7, became a buyer in Marshall and Snelgrove. Married a 'rotter'; marriage didn't work, and divorced. Subsequently married Neville Jenkins. Father a steady character, in oil all of his life. He was 28 when he married, she was 32. Built a new house in Sevenoaks. Michael Jenkins born in October 1932, when his mother was 33. Fairly unusual childhood, because of War. Until 1940, MJ went to prep school, 'ordinary middle class existence'. Went to Dumfries to school to get out of London and away from bombing. After two years, to conventional prep school which had been at Hove, which had been evacuated to Bradfield College. Parents: Father in Burma, ending up a Major; mother supervised the local YMCA canteen.

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    Interview with Sir Michael Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) (1981-1992).

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