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Hawkridge, John (Part 4 of 28). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Hawkridge, John (speaker, male)

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    Smith, Richard (speaker, male)

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    Bennett-Gibson, Leona (speaker, female, facilitator)

  • Abstract

    Part 4 (Tape 3 Side A): Hobbies and pastimes. Memories of television and radio programmes. Two-week holidays to the east coast at the end of July -- Primrose Valley, Filey and Bridlington. Model railway. Woodwork. Fishing. John left school at 15. Cubs and scouts. Larchfield School. Anecdote about a boy force-fed when suffering from appendicitis. Potternewton Mansion School, Leeds. Bad behaviour of children. Timetable. John made head boy. Woodwork. Handwriting competitions. Friends out-of-school.

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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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    John Hawkridge interviewed by Richard Smith: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

  • Related links

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

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