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Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (7 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 7 (tape 4 Side A): Met Serena through local family friends. Serena's background. Courtship. First home after marriage. Serena gave up work on marriage. Role of wives in business world. Serena's charitable work. JR not aware of any contemporaries who are homosexual, feels would be difficult to build business relationships with them. Instance of employee not taking placement outside London because wife wouldn't agree. JR went to his father to tell him was getting married, then interview with Serena's father. Proposal. Wedding. Honeymoon. When got married was still living off allowance from parents, allowance continued until qualified as an accountant. First child born approx 16 months later, nanny. Work in office prior to qualifying. Later became Deputy Chairman of Union Discount. Impression of City institutions during training. Brother-in-law was a Hoare Govett partner. Would lunch with father at City five or six times a year; has no time to take eldest son (head of UK corporate finance at BZW) to lunch. JR ceased to be member of City Club in 1974, wondered if capital system was going to stop, consulted family re making economies. Touche didn't have own dining room when JR first joined.

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

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