Sutton, Ann (4 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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    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)

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    Part 4: Dame school continued. Aged eight moved up to the Orme School For Girls. AS's school year were the first year to take the eleven plus. Story about Mother's anxiety about AS failing the eleven plus. AS given Benzedrine by doctor. AS's refusal to go to Monmouth School for Girls when family moved to Pontypool. Mentions having read Angela Brazil's stories about boarding schools. AS's stammer. Story about Sydney Jones (Uncle Sydney), a local disabled man who started a youth club on AS's estate. Mother subscribed to 'Illustrated' magazine. Remarks on the necessity of creativity in making things during her childhood. Story about three-inch square squares of felt given to her by a school teacher; influence of the squares on her work. Description of AS's favourite school topics and books; 'Milly Molly Mandy','Swallows and Amazons' and 'Water Babies'. AS's embroidery, sewing and doll making as a child.

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