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Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (2 of 26) National Life Stories: City Lives

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  • Recording date

    1993-16-12, 1994-08-02, 1994-02-03, 1994-22-03, 1994-14-04, 1994-24-05, 1994-01-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    City Lives

  • Recording locations

    National Provident Institution offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Remnant, James, (Lord), 1930-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2 (tape 1 Side B): Father's period in City cont. Father rarely spoke in House of Lords. JR not a political animal. Attitude to father during childhood. Mother's family background. (JR's second son works for Jardine Matheson in Far East.) Maternal grandmother. Mother's childhood. Maternal aunt lost 3 of 4 children - through war, suicide, accident. JR's background `good, happy'. Prep school evacuated from Worthing to Devon. Mother's education. Parents married in 1924. Parents' life in London. Childhood memories of London. Saw nanny more than mother. Governess. Family crest on pram. Discipline. Parents' paintings - father's portrait in shooting clothes and Etonian tie. No music in childhood, goes to opera now. Family Christmases. Attitude to younger sister. Sex education. JR's education. Governess; Wagners day school in London; boarding prep school 9-13; Eton. St. Rolands, Worthing, preparatory school, evacuated to Devon. Toys. Not very aware of build-up to war.

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    Interview with James Wogan Remnant, 3rd Baron Remnant, Director of the Bank of Scotland (1989–1996).

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