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Peppiatt, Hugh (2 of 12) National Life Stories: City Lives

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    City Lives

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    Freshfields, London

  • Interviewees

    Peppiatt, Hugh, 1930-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Slinn, Judy, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 (tape 1 side B): Freshfields had been part of his life for many years - HP articled to his father - one of 6/7 articled clerks the firm then had. More on the family background - his mother's family, her father and brother and her character and life. Family life in Beaconsfield, sports and hobbies; HP's younger brother who became a committed evangelical when 14/15 and how this created a barrier with the rest of the family for many years. His parents did not object to the Christianity or his brother becoming a clergyman but the particular brand of it. Later his parents were reconciled and his own relationship with his brother, now a clergyman in Twickenham mellowed and changed over time. HP was a voracious reader at Winchester - also edited school magazine and wrote articles for it. Very academic interests. In the Army turned to more hedonistic pursuits. At Oxford spent more time in pub, golf course, and on the river than in libraries - nearly had scholarship taken away.

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    Interview with Hugh Peppiatt, a senior partner with Freshfields law firm and Chairman, Moorfields Eye Hospital (1991-2000).

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