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Griffin, Terence (4 of 25) Oral History of Wolff Olins.

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  • Recording date

    2002-05-15; 2002-06-02; 2002-08-21; 2002-11-21; 2003-01-24; 2003-04-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Griffin, Terence, 1939- (speaker, male, Consultant)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: Tape 2 (F11220) Side B: Equipping a large house; TG's bedroom; toys; different approaches to life as boys between TG and his brother Michael; memories of playing in the garden; defending the surgery against the patients as prank- Parents' marriage breaking up; leaving with mother; going to family farm in Castleton, Herefordshire- Joy of living on a very primitive farm- Killing rabbits at harvest time; importance of rabbit meat in war and post war period; primitive conditions for hop workers- Mother getting job in prep school so children boarded at her school- Post divorce arrangements including father choosing catholic boarding school, Worth; TG boarding aged six- Enjoying Worth; describes environment; huge dormitories- Mother moving in with her parents in Hounslow- Tells anecdote about two chickens- Naturally absorbing wide social mix at Catholic schools- Living very different lives with each parent during school holidays; father's relationships; settling down with local woman Ada remembered as very kind and dependable- School day; long and short afternoons- Being very young in Worth system leading to bullying-

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