Sutton, Ann (3 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Recording date

    2004-06-08, 2004-06-15, 2004-06-29

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    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Comments on parents wedding. Description of mother's friend Ethel Mitcheson [EM] and her household. EM's brother, Uncle Bert's job as a saggar-maker's-bottom-knocker in the potteries. Story about AS's friend, Joy Ferns, and her German pen friend who visited in 1937 and who turned out to be a spy. Description of AS's parental home in Staffordshire and AS's birth. Midwife's claim to know the secret of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets. Furniture and furnishings of parental home in Staffordshire. Mother's ownership of banned lesbian book 'Well of Loneliness' by Radclyffe Hall. Mentions being taken to a fair and watching amateur boxing. Remarks on father's do-it-yourself activities on Bank Holidays. AS helped her father with proof reading. Description of AS's toys. Story of being taken to the Hanley Museum by the curator of the Museum, Mr. Bemrose [MB], who was a neighbour. MB showed AS a sixteenth century peddler doll which AS was allowed to touch. Description of AS's school, a Dame school. Taught by Miss Heath.

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