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Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (3 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 3 (tape 2 side A): Awareness of progress of war. Radio. Holidays during school days. Sir Bernard Docker was JR's godfather, details, and of Lady Docker. Confusion over ethics and loyalty re Dockers. Parents' social activity; involvement with local Conservative group, parish council etc. JR's friendship with local children and mother's attitude. Death of Eton friend when JR approx 15. Doesn't think much about death but has `left things in good order'; doesn't think there is much point in worrying about problems unless it is constructive. School days at Eton. JR's eldest son had same housemaster as his own when first went to Eton. JR never a great reader. Sport at Eton. Disapproves of modern lack of competitiveness. Ran Agricultural Society for a time, also Political Society. No anti-Semitism. Homosexuality never a serious problem. Self-portrait at end of Eton. Little contact with women at Eton. Married aged 22, marriage has lasted over 40 years so far. Further details of Eton. Joined Coldstream Guards, details.

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

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