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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleTabor, Miss Lucy
Ref No8SUF/B/065
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 15
Date6 Jan 1976
Extent63:38 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Lucy Tabor and Clara Rackham
DescriptionInterview took place at 'Hills', 272a Bocking Church Street, Braintree, Essex. Interviewee is the niece of Clara Rackham. Interview relates to progressive feminist Clara Rackham. Also see interview with her sister Mary Tabor [8SUF/B/062].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins: Lucy Tabor's relationship to Clara Rackham. Her grandparents' politics and active life. The Tabor family's religion and possible connection with John Bunyan. Her grandparents' health. Clara's work during the First World War; her involvement in local affairs. Clara's speaking voice and ability to establish relationships. The family politics (Liberal) and Clara's leaning towards Labour.

15:00 mins: Clara joined Labour party. The Women's Co Operative Movement. Pacifism and her response to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Marching with CND. Her deafness in old age and retirement from committees. Attending Newnham College and family interest in education. Margaret Tabor, Clara's older sister, her education and work, How she cared for Lucy after her mother's death. Margaret a suffragist and later a magistrate. Not a member of Labour Party. Church and Chapel. Clara a Humanist.

30:00 mins: Clara's attitude to children, especially Lucy. Reasons for Lucy attending Newnham. Relationship to Clara while at university and Clara's attitude towards Lucy's studies. Clara and her husband's home life, her domestic duties, her love of reading. Her appearance. Clara as a City Councillor and County Borough Councillor. The Education Committee and her interest in the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). The General Strike.

45:00 mins: Lucy's career and contact with Clara. Clara's homes. Her work as a Poor Law Guardian. Her lack of class-consciousness and dislike of pretentiousness. Visit of Clara and Lucy to Holloway prison. Clara's housekeeper. The design and furnishings of her home at Park Terrace, her hobbies.

60:00 mins: Clara's marriage, dislike of being at home Founding clubs. Pleased to return to Cambridge. Member of Newnham Council and her attachment to Newnham College.
Related Record8SUF/B/062
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 20
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