Millennium Memory Bank

Oxford, Oxfordshire (cf. SED Islip)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:46

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/17511

  • Recording date

    1998/11/19

  • Recording locations

    Oxford, Oxfordshire: OS Grid Reference(451500,206500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Morgan, Eka (female, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Johnson, Evelyn (b.1914/12/19, female, housewife and assistant carer in old people's home)

  • Description

    Evelyn recalls Cutteslowe in the 1930s and talks about the infamous wall that was erected to divide an area of middle class housing from an area of council housing. Cutteslowe, Wolvercote and Summertown are all suburbs at the northern extremity of Oxford. The Friars is the name used locally for an area in the centre of Oxford.

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