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Rawlinson, Jacqui (Part 1 of 7). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Rawlinson, Jacqui, 1951- (speaker, female)

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    Gilbert, Marie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1 (Tape 1 Side A): Going to nursery school, near St Andrews, on a trike. Not allowed on school trips. Salt Street Clinic speech therapy. Brownies Golden Bar badge included skipping. Guides First Class Badge, Firefighter’s Badge. Trefoil Guild. Move to secondary school. Bullying. Passed O levels. JR lived in Preston all her life. JR lived independently for seven years in a 3rd floor flat. After mother died, JR moved back home to look after father who had had an accident. Grandfather was a Methodist minister. Getting a car. JR’s relationship with sister. Eleven Plus exam.

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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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    Jacqui Rawlinson interviewed by Marie Gilbert: 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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