Gowan, James (4 of 10) National Life  Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2012-06-20, 2012-09-18, 2012-12-05, 2013-10-22, 2013-11-12, 2013-12-04

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Gowan, James, 1923-2015  (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Dillon,  Niamh (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: Track four [00:18: 15] [Session three: 5 December 2012] James Gowan’s memories of visiting the Cranston tearooms in Glasgow designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh. [00:05:12] Recalls studying in Glasgow – his knowledge of European architecture as a student. [00:08:13] Explains he was called up to join the Armed Forces during the Second World War – [00:11:32] he had volunteered for air crew but was placed in a radar section and did his training in Woolwich, London. Describes his living accommodation – exercising. [00:15:54] Describes his role.

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