Hawkridge, John (Part 8 of 28). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy
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Hawkridge, John (speaker, male)
Smith, Richard (speaker, male)
Bennett-Gibson, Leona (speaker, female, facilitator)
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.
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