Drew, Joanna. (9 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 9. Remarks on Joanna Drew's [JD] mother's time as air raid warden; anecdote about using whistle to arbitrate in discussion between David Sylvester [DS] and Bryan Robertson [BR] at Tate Gallery. Details of JD's aunt Julia's marriage and health food business in South Africa; details of uncle John¹s timber business and inheritance of his mother's farm. Remarks on aunt Janet's botanical publications. Details of JD¹s father's [FGD] early life; comments on two of FGD's brothers, Hedley and Arnold; mentions his sister Molly; anecdote relating to Molly's middle name and Japanese battle victory. Refers to FGD's happy time at Dragon School, later resistance to Confirmation at Winchester School; description of FGD as boy and man and outline of army career. Remarks on his interest in framing JD's mother's paintings. Details of FGD's retirement, including chairmanship of local branch of Council for Preservation of Rural England [CPRE] and involvement in family printing firm.

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