Hechle, Ann (8 of 17) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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  • Subjects

    Book arts

  • Recording date

    2004-03-10, 2004-03-14, 2005-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Somerset

  • Interviewees

    Hechle, Ann, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: [Tape 5 Side A] Story about deciding to go to the Middle East and work as a draughtsperson on an archaeological dig, mentions contacting Julian Reade and meeting him in Baghdad. Mentions setting up a dig in Ankara, Turkey. Description of Baghdad. Comments on the change in AH’s clothing. Long detailed description of working on a dig near Mosul, Iraq, established by Max Mallowan. Remarks on finding the work fascinating. Story about drawing in the local town and becoming surrounded by people. Remarks on having to leave Iraq for Tehran due to political unrest. Short description of Tehran. Description of working on a dig run by Frank Hole near Basra. Comments on drawing with a Rapidograph pen. Description of archaeological drawings. Long description of working on a dig in Tempe Yahya run by Professor Lamberg-Karlovsky [LK].

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    Life story interview with Ann Hechle, calligrapher

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