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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleMurray, Miss Flora
Ref No8SUF/B/087
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 19
Date16 May 1976
Extent58:00 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Flora Murray and Margaret Wintringham
DescriptionInterview took place at Exchequer Gate Lodge, Lincoln. Interviewee was a colleague of Margaret Wintringham. Also see other interviews related to Wintringham [8SUF/B/077, 8SUF/B/086, 8SUF/B/105, 8SUF/B/112].

Interview summary:

0:00 mins:
Mrs Wintringham's commitment to various committees in the County Council, Lincolnshire. Her work for Lincolnshire politics and local government. Flora Murray's arrival in Lincolnshire in 1934, aged 21. Her work for the Lindsey Rural Community Council, the National Council for Social Service and Lincoln County Council. Changes in the organisation of the Women's Institute in Lincolnshire - its democratisation and class atmosphere. Mrs Wintringham's National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) teapot; her team work with Lady Astor, her election to Parliament, her personality. Role of NFWI in Lincolnshire in the 1930s: its ideals, work on homecraft; provision of companionship and education in rural communities.

15:00 mins:
Denman College. Overlaps of membership of the NFWI and the Mother's Union. Methodism in Lincolnshire. Women's Guilds. Links between the NFWI and the Women's Liberation Movement. The conservatism of the NFWIs on women's role. Girls' education. The wide range of organisations for Lincolnshire women in the 1970s. Mary Smith, wife of AE Smith, original Secretary of the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation - her work for nature conservation and the local NFWI. Relation of NFWI to other organisations like the Townswomen's Guilds. How the local NFWI is funded.

30:00 mins:
National Council of Women - its Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire branches. Mrs Wintringham. NFWI Work during the Second World War: the Land Army; taking in evacuees; Murray's work as an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Warden. Urban and rural attitudes in Lincolnshire. Impact of radio and television on country life. Mrs Wintringham's work in London, her old age.

45:00 mins:
Mrs Wintringham: her old age and death; faith as a Christian Scientist; links to Lady Astor; her personality.
Related Record8SUF/B/077
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 28
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