Goldfinger, Peter (7 of 33) National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London and the British Library

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    Goldfinger, Peter, 1933- (speaker, male)

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    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

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    Part 7: Childhood Christmases. Theatre visits. Film people on edges of parents’ circle of friends. Sam Wanamaker. Mae Zetterling. EG’s dance with Ingrid Bergman. Byron House school, Highgate. Phyllis Terry, mother of Quinlan, lived in Downshire Hill, round the corner from Willow Road. Jane Terry (now Salisbury), QT’s older sister, was at village school in Whipsnade with PG. Further details Byron House. PG family went to live in Whipsnade during winter 1939/40. Other people living at Whipsnade included family of Geoffrey Vivas, first director of Whipsnade Zoo, and Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell, details. Memories of life at Whipsnade. EG’s air raid shelters. Ylla’s photographs of PG with Whipsnade animals. PG must have had nanny or nursemaid at this time. Family pets. PG found War exciting as a child. GV’s wooden house had furniture designed by EG. Local village school. Terry family. EG and horse-riding.

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