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Hall, Bill (Part 5 of 9) Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Hall, Bill (speaker, male)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 5 (Tape 3 Side A): 1952-3. Father discharged on medical grounds from army. Air raid shelter. Moved from Morgan Street in 1943-44 to a new house in Kerr Crescent, Fairhill in Hamilton. Brother 'Tommy Tucker'. Moved to another house ground-floor in Mill Road. Sister Morag. Mother didn't have employment. 1955-56 operation with Mr Gardiner as the surgeon. A spiker [plaster]. The first time BH got drunk. Snooker at Cadgie Welfare. Jock Collins wouldn't let BH into the snooker hall till he was 16. The Lanarkshire Spastics Association coach trip. Wilma Lawson. BH's father was the first Chairman of Hamilton Academicals Football Club. Mr Arthur social worker. Making trays. 1957-8 BH met his wife. Uncle Harry gave BH a shilling every week; Uncle Angus was a Gospel Hall man. Mill Road. Married in 1959. First child was born on Princess Margaret's wedding day. Sadie was 23 and BH was 30. Polio Fellowship. Callipers. Moving into a prefab.

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    Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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    Bill Hall interviewed by Philip Mann: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

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    'Speaking For Ourselves' project website, including resources, information for schools and news

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