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2330, NH/06
Natural Heroes

Speaker: Vincent, Marion, 1941 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Banker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about lifelong interest in wide-ranging activities recording natural history in Rothley, and trips abroad including gathering specimens for Kew Gardens in Cameroon. Notes she is secretary of the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society, chairman of Birstall Birdwatching Club. Inspired to survey her local surroundings by tutorship from Jack Otter at the Workers Education Association (WEA) in the 1950s and 1960s. Awarded MBE at Buckingham Palace for her work including developing the Leicester Villages website. Mentions changes to local habitats for wildlife and other local experts recording data.
Place of birth: Syston
Education: Secondary
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Rothley
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

Recording Date: 7/7/2007
Playing time: 1 hr 35 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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