Speaker: Thornhill, Christine, 1954 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Librarian
Speaker: Hooley, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Interview about memories of political events of 1970s: joining Young Conservatives for social life, missing 1974 election while in air force, miners' strike of 1972. Describes effects of three day week when worked in library, joining National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO), attitudes to trade unions and to strikes of the period, reflects on changing attitudes in 1980s. Mentions effect of oil crisis of 1973. Talks about attitudes to politics while in air force, personal fear of USSR being small due to school trip to Moscow age 15. Recalls 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978/9, feelings about strikes, varying attitudes toward Margaret Thatcher.
Place of birth: Norwich
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 22/5/2003
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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