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Medd, Mary. (1 of 11). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:32

  • Shelf mark

    C467/29

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1998-09-07

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London; British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Medd, Mary, 1908-2005 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Mary Medd's [MM] family (Crowley) background in Bradford, Yorkshire, and her father's career as doctor, working with local education authority; her family's membership of Society of Friends (Quakers); description of her grandparents, and of the present relationships amongst parts of the family; MM's family's move to Letchworth to house designed by Barry Parker; her parent's interest in New Towns projects and their establishment of a workers' hostel at Welwyn; description of MM's mother, and her mother's education; MM's family's connection with the Rowntree family and the bookbinder Douglas Cockerell; description of MM's sister's family life and career.

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