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1822, EM/108/A
EMOHA project

Speaker: Goddard, Joan, 1916 - 2007, Interviewee, Female, Businesswoman
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with husband. Talks about upbringing in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, father being businessman and being keen his daughters weren't idle. Describes temperate, non-conformist 'middle class' attitudes, connections with Gimson family, Henry Peach, community in Leicester. Mentions good relations with domestic staff, leisure & culture in Leicester, describes Clarendon Park/Queens Road area, husband's grandfather's estate, neighbours. Mention of working for husband's business. Discuss building family home [post-war, modern, listed building], influences on design, problems when building, local attitudes to modern design, living in the house.
Place of birth: Thurmaston, Leics.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Businessman
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 25/11/2003
Playing time: 1 hr 27 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: EM/108/B

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