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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleGoodman, Mrs Peggy
Ref No8SUF/B/103
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 22
Date2 Sep 1976
Extent61:08 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at Tyddyn-Angharad, Corwen, Wales. Interviewee was the niece of suffragette May Walker (c.1882-c.1952).

Interview summary:

00:00 mins:
May Walker's travels. Her interest in psychology and psychic research. Her family's disapproval of the suffragette movement. Her extensive letter writing. Her munitions work in the First World War. She left the country at the start of the Second World War and became a Canadian citizen. The family's Liberal politics.

15:00 mins:
She managed her own money and bought stocks and shares. She provided financial assistance to the suffragette movement. She was unable to join the family business. The opportunities both World Wars opened up for women. Her experiment with vegetarianism and the Eustace Miles Restaurant. Her Bridge. Her interest in art. No contact beyond her own class. Her interest in science and latest discoveries. Her death at 70 from cancer.

30:00 mins:
Her flamboyant clothes and Chinese lacquered furniture. Her expensive jewellery. Her beauty. Peggy Goodman's career in the Girl Guides movement in the 1920s. The first international Guide camp in 1924. Her Town Company at Llandudno. What happened at Guides meetings.

45:00 mins:
The changes that have taken place in the Girl Guides movement since the Second World War.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 35
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