Bor, Walter (13 of 29) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Bor, Walter, 1916-1999 (speaker, male)

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    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

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    Part 13: Walter Bor [WB] Dinah’s decision to keep Michael, now aged six/seven. Unknown to WB that she was in and out of hospital. Undermined his relationship with son for next thirty years. Move to Liverpool and news of Dinah’s death. Back to difficult period of D’s illness and the subsequent divorce on grounds of desertion. WB would have been in serious trouble if in Prague on Communist take-over so ‘blessing in disguise’. Other relationships then meeting with Glenys whom he married in 1954. Her background. Birth of daughter, Kathy and move to flat in Blackheath then to house in The Priory. Move to Liverpool – Glenys and Kathy unhappy in new situation, very provincial. Relationship deteriorated but Glenys pregnant again. Move to Sefton Park.

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