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Munday, Dorcas (Part 10 of 22). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy

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    Munday, Dorcas, 1947- (speaker, female)

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    Mann, Philip (speaker, male)

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    Part 10 (Tape 6 Side A): PHAB versus other youth clubs. Attended first course in 1964. Members included many in wheelchairs and people with speech difficulties. PHAB’s aim: bridging with able-bodied world. Difficulty getting outside organisations involved; some able-bodied people nervous of disabled people. Dorcas’s involvement began in late teens. Decision not to do paid work - got access grant in 1980s for work with CSV at Wellingborough. Relationships with men. Friends in Wellingborough. Camping for 43 years at Woodlarks, Farnham, which was donated by Stover family who are still involved in running weekly camps from May to September. Workshop for disabled people to make things to sell. Dorcas goes with Pathfinders group (many from Manchester).

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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)

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

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