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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleYeadon, Mr and Mrs Herbert JG
Ref No8SUF/B/082
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 18
Date13 Apr 1976
Extent082a - 35:31 mins, 082b - 31:31 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Herbert Yeadon
DescriptionInterview took place at 17 Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston, Lancs PR2 3RU. Interviewee is the son of activist Albert Yeadon.
Interview in 2 parts: 8SUF/B/082a and 8SUF/B/082b.

0:00 mins: The first ten minutes of 082a are not part of the Yeadon Interview. I cannot identify the voice. It may be part of the Le Gros interview as there are refernces to the Children's Nutritional Council

10.00 mins: The family homes; the move to Preston. Albert's success at school.The four children. Albert's wife work before marriage. His interest in politics, membership of Independent Labour party. Occupation. Champion of fellow workers

15:00 mins: Effect of helping workers on family. Interviewee refused a bursary. World War 1. Albert enlisted voluntarily. Possible reason. His wartime experiences. Interviewee's early work experience and career. Albert's bad health after the war. His return from the front in 1918. The family's political beliefs. The Interviewees' marriage.
30:00 mins: The employer's attitude towards time off. Albert a political feminist. His attitude towards his wife and hers towards him. Mrs Yeadon a suffragette, influenced by husband. Contact with Edith Rigby. The move to Marigold Cottage
35.00 mins End of interview

00.00 mins: Interviewee's further education. Death of Albert. Obtaining work during the depression, the General Strike. Albert's health. Albert and suffrage work. Not discussed with children. Interviewee attended a drawing Room meeting. Albert's hobby of cycling. His views on drink and smoking.
The Socialist Sunday School. Albert's wife a church goer. Albert and religion. The Fellowship at the Unitarian Church. Belonging to Boys' Brigade.

15.00 mins : Albert's widow took no part in politics. Interviewee's grandfather a and family. British Socialist Party meetings and social events. Albert's relationship with his children. Recommended reading. Albert's constant loss of jobs from defending workers. Scarlet fever. Albert's temperament, non belligerent. A good public speaker and strong Trade Unionist. An "At Home" given by Edith Rigby.

31.00mins: End of Interview
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 26 / Tape 27
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