Canadine, Sybil (Part 4 of 7). National Life Stories

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    Coaching and teaching sports; Swimming

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    Canadine, Sybil, 1897- (speaker, female)

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    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

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    Part 4: Camp America: life on camp. Building the hospital and the camp bases. Colours Parade. Visit by American Press. Journey to Malta overland to join husband, travelling alone by train to the foot of Italy and to Malta. Lived in Malta for two years, immediately becoming Island Commissioner for Malta Girl Guides. Travelled to Egypt to give courses in Guiding for adults (e.g. dealing with troublesome children; camping). Met Carnarvon who had just discovered Tutankhamen's tomb. Stayed in Cairo with the Commissioner for Egypt, Mary Carver, whom she'd met in England at the First World Camp in 1924. Arrived in Malta in April, 1923. Return to England in 1925 and lived in Plymouth, where she became Commissioner for St. Budeaux, undeveloped part of N. Plymouth. Describes the kind of girls who beacme Guides. Moved to Portsmouth in 1927. Domestic life. Son, Peter, born in January 1928 in Portsmouth. Daughter, Wendy, born in Dorchester in July, 1929. Father had died in April 1929, and Sybil Canadine went to Dorchester to rest up in Lulworth Cove with son and nanny. Daughter born very suddenly, and premature, at 4lbs. 4 ozs.

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    Interview with Sybil Canadine

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    Sybil Canadine interviewed by Rebecca Abrams: full transcript of the interview

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