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Munday, Dorcas (Part 9 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)

  • Interviewers

    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 9 (Tape 5 Side B): Dorcas’s talks to young people about her relationships and feelings, and not having had a job. Changes in language associated with disability; problems of being too ‘PC’. DM’s attendance on PHAB courses and Treasure Trove courses run by Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs at Grendon Hall. Activities included art, music, drama, photography, dance and local history. Courses organised by Revd Harry Whittaker, Mary Robinson and Lady Jean McKenzie at Avon Tyrrell. Origin of PHAB’s name. Organisation of courses with help of Round Table, Rotary and Westminster School. Meetings of Wellingborough PHAB with speakers, quizzes, parties and art. Committee fundraising.

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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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