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Hawkridge, John (Part 8 of 28). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:30

  • Shelf mark

    C1134/20/01-15

  • Subjects

    Cerebral Palsy

  • Recording date

    2005-03-21

  • Interviewees

    Hawkridge, John (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Smith, Richard (speaker, male)

  • Speakers

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

  • Abstract

    Part 8 (Tape 5 Side A): Describes Larchfield School, run by Leeds Education Authority. Attending as a boarder from the age of four. John’s disability being diagnosed; receiving physiotherapy. Disliked being away at school Monday to Saturday. Importance placed on discipline and self-reliance. Students weren’t allowed to keep personal possessions. Describes: lessons; school meals and mealtimes. Receiving postcards from grandmother.

  • Description

    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

  • Related transcripts

    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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