Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Phyliss and Freda, about their experiences as evacuees during the Second World War.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Freda's home

  • Interviewees

    Relph, Phyliss, 1930- (female, housewife), Parmenter, Freda, 1937- (female, retired secretary)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Devon

  • Recordist

    Loosemore, Jo

  • Abstract

    Phyliss and Freda were evacuees during the Second World War. They discuss their memories of leaving London by train, arriving in a new place (Cornwall and Lancashire respectively) and their relationship with their mothers. They also reflect on the emotions of the experience of being evacuated so many years ago.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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