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Gibson, Faith (3 of 17).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:10:56

  • Shelf mark

    C1149/22

  • Recording date

    2011-03-10, 2011-07-21, 2011-09-20, 2012-03-22

  • Recording locations

    Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

  • Interviewees

    Gibson, Faith, 1931- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    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.

  • Description

    Life story interview with Faith Gibson, Emeritus Professor of social work at the University of Ulster.

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