Listening Project

Conversation between grandmother and grandson, Anne and Andrew, about Anne's experiences of growing up during the Second World War.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Anne's home

  • Interviewees

    Howie, Andrew, 1974- (male, student/musician), Howie, Anne, 1919- (female, shorthand typist)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Scotland

  • Recordist

    McArthur, Victoria

  • Abstract

    Anne talks to Andrew about growing up during the war. She found work in Lizar's the opticians and recalls a trip to London. She talks about marriage and how her husband's first wife died so she became a stepmother. Then she describes mishaps of domestic duties such as housework, looking after her stepchildren, being a devoted member of the Church of Scotland and taking bible classes. Later she talks about giving up her home and adapting to life in elderly care.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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