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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleGreen, Helen
Ref No8SUF/B/074
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 16
Date16 Mar 1976
Extent46:57 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Helen Green
DescriptionInterview took place at c/o Mrs Duncan, 55 Culverhay, Ashtead, Surrey. Interviewee is the sister of Hazel Inglis. Also see interviews with Hazel Inglis [8SUF/B/069 and 8SUF/B/073].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Her activities in prison. The false names she and her sister Hazel Inglis used while in prison. The character and ambitions of her parents, particularly her mother. Her singing. Her engagement and marriage to George Garfield Green, and his support for her Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) activities. Her singing both before and after her marriage. Her work as treasurer of the Croydon branch of the WSPU, and seeling 'Votes for Women'. Her attendance at Emily Wilding Davison's funeral in 1913. The births of her children, and her life as a housewife.

15:00 mins:
Her father's illness and hobbies. Her husband's work for the Commercial Union insurance company, and his later work for the family wine and cigar firm. Breaking windows at Kodak in 1912 and her continuing belief that militant action was instrumental in winning the vote. Her aunt Florence Graves and her suffragette activities - breaking windows and setting fire to pillar boxes. The work carried out by her aunts Florence and Ada for the Salvation Army in India.

30:00 mins:
Her parents' Presbyterianism and support for the pacifist cause during the First World War. The family's reading habits. Attendance at political meetings with her husband, whom she prompted to ask questions. Her wedding bouquet in WSPU colours. Her voting Labour in later life. Hazel's rejected suitor. Hazel Inglis's qualities as a music teacher and her book on wild flowers. Her mother's initial dislike of George Green, and her five year engagement before they were able to marry.
Related Record8SUF/B/069
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 23
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