Mardall, June. (5 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2001-08-08 and 2001-10-08

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    Interviewee's home in London

  • Interviewees

    Mardall, June, 1920- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5. Description of house continued. The house was really all June Mardall's [JM] work. The later extension was a collaboration with Cyril. In about 1951 or 52 they converted the glass vinery into a little flat for mother in law. Later they put in the bathroom fittings downstairs and plastered the two bedrooms In 1952 and 1956 they adopted two children. Georgia was the first and then Charles. JM couldn't have children JM loved being a mother and it fitted in well with working at home Had au pairs, one very nice one from Finland. Georgia went to boarding school by choice aged 10. Charles went to Port Regis at 8 Knighton House Georgia to Bedales, Charles to Harrow. Georgia did nursery nurse training, Montessorri, and then worked in hospital, now she is fostering with three children of her own as well. Lives in a mill in Suffolk. Her children are 21, 19, 16. The eldest is doing legal training. second one is very good at drawing. Charles went to Aberdeen University to do forestry, then geology, then did oil industry in the far east for ten years. Now bringing up his own two children. Married a girl from Sarawak. Also lives in Stowmarket.

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