Gibson, Faith (3 of 17). Oral History of Oral History
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2011-03-10, 2011-07-21, 2011-09-20, 2012-03-22
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Gibson, Faith, 1931- (speaker, female)
Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)
Part 3: Remembers Heidelberg as very rural. Father kept a horse. One of her first recollections was interpreting what was the right side of the road. Her dad took whatever job was going and went to work for his brother-in-law in Tamworth as a wheat farmer. Loss of independence. She was about 6 and they stayed 18 months. Remembers Italian prisoners of war working on the farm. [05:30] Describes one classroom school. It closed when the three Alleyne children left Life on the farm with In-laws. Farm was called Blairsdale 10 miles out of Tamworth. Silos. Church at the gate by their letterbox. Rifle shooting club, Clydesdale horse breeding.
Life story interview with Faith Gibson, Emeritus Professor of social work at the University of Ulster.