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Munday, Dorcas (Part 6 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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  • Interviewees

    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 6 (Tape 3 Side B): Science teacher at Delarue taught practical things, like taking an iron to bits to show how it worked. Art teacher showed pictures and posters to give an understanding of art. Went to church on Sundays, a mile from school. Attitude of rest of congregation. Basic wheelchairs. Annual party. Visit to Gilbert and Sullivan production in London. Prize day. Remembers being scared when sent to local hospital in Maidstone by ambulance, unaccompanied, after a bad asthma attack. Dorcas won a medal for swimming a width. Once or twice Dorcas was forgotten and left in toilet. Attending PHAB club changed Dorcas’s life. She has written a book.

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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

  • Related transcripts

    Dorcas Munday interviewed by Phil Hills: full transcript of the interview (PDF)

  • Related links

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

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