Goldfinger, Peter (25 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 25: PG met CB at parents’ party. CB said he should meet Ken Dale. Latter persuaded PG to come back from America, paid his air fare. Both CB and KD a good deal older than PG. KD late 40’s, CB in late 50’s and PG 31. Firm’s office in Grape Street, Holborn, details of attic accommodation. Built-in furniture designed by Liz, ply-wood painted black. 1967 PG became partner, staff of ten, firm in existence since late 50’s. CB’s work connection with Erno G. Names of other structural engineers invited to Erno’s parties. PG’s interest in mechanical production engineering. Michael’s choice of architecture as a career. Faith’s work since children more grown-up as secretary to architects Alan Turner & Associates. All good friends. AT formerly partner with Llewellyn-Davis before setting up own practice. Lot of overseas work. Faith worked for him in Canary Wharf until about 8 years ago. Her leisure interests, book club member, sculpture course at Mary Ward Centre. Her reaction to Willow Road. Her cut tin and twisted metal sculpture, details.

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