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Barkshire, John (3 of 12) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Barkshire, Robert Renny St John, 1935-, (speaker, male)
Burk, Kathleen, (speaker, female)
Part 3 (tape 2 side A): Back to the Army, and learning to accept responsibility: sees it as a turning point as a human being. How discount houses work - the liquidity of the banking system. How it was in 1955, when he joined, compared with about 1967 and now. Gives a day in the life of a discount house, and describes the different types of jobs in a house. Accountant by default - there was illness, and he stepped in. Six months later he had a desk in the Partners' Room; and then he became a managing director at age 28, one of only two non-family directors.
Interview with John Barkshire, the first chairman of LIFFE and chairman of Mercantile House Holdings Plc.