Disability Voices

Hall, Bill (Part 6 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 6 (Tape 3 Side B): Parents' reaction to marriage. Mother had TB [tuberculosis]. Michael Murphy who had cerebral palsy and his wife had polio too. Having children. Press coverage. Invertrike, three-wheel type vehicle with a Velor two-stroke engine. BH became a sheltered workshop machinist, making ladies' hats. Remploy. Moved to Corby in 1971. Father's attitude to BH. Daily living adaptations. 1973 BH went to a day centre called Stonehouse. Team leaders Bob and Linda Tucker. BH became Chairman of DIAL [Disability Information and Advice Line] and first school governor in Northamptonshire who used a wheelchair.

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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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