Bor, Walter (24 of 29) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives
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Interviewee's home, London
Bor, Walter, 1916-1999 (speaker, male)
Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)
Part 24: Walter Bor [WB] Turkish invasion of Cyprus and establishment of military presence, explanation. Worked with planners on both sides but problem of the dividing line. Ensuing plan envisaged an end to occupation of historic part of city. Co-operation rather than confrontation realised through ancient sewer system. Present deterioration of relationships there, a lost opportunity. Trauma of divorce and nightmare period of depression, concealing this through work. Consulted psychiatrist and diagnosis of chemical imbalance. Successful course of medication. Search for new partner via marriage bureaux etc, details. Ad in New Society and his subsequent meeting with Muriel, a psychiatrist, living in Newcastle. Impractical relationship so fizzled out then her later move to Horsham, Surrey. A fifteen-year age difference. Their marriage nine years later but lived apart until she resigned her job. Details of her background and first marriage.