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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleThomas, Mrs Marion
Ref No8SUF/B/160
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 33
Date10 Jul 1977
Extent160a - 30:00 mins, 160b - 15:00 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Marion Thomas and Janet Barrowman
DescriptionInterview took place at 4 Maes Dyfed, St David's, Haverfordwest, Dyfed SA62 6SR. The interview is in two parts: 8SUF/B/160a and 8SUF/B/160b. The interviewee is a cousin of suffragette Janet Barrowman. Also see interview with Barrowman's brother [8SUF/B/071].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Her relationship to Janet Barrowman. Janet's siblings in Glasgow and how they lived. Family home in Glasgow. Role of eldest daughter of family; Mary Barrowan [sister of Janet Barrowman], a school teacher and suffragette. Janet Barrowman's fondness for family. Personality of Janet's mother. Contrast between Mary and Janet. Academic trend of siblings.

15:00 mins:
Mary and Janet wore suffragette colours and badges. Mrs Thomas's mother's attitude to the suffragettes, and her fear of local opinion when her suffragette visitors were seen wearing the colours. Family's reaction to Janet's imprisonment for window-smashing. Closeness of family. Reason that Mary could not be an active militant. Janet's interests and fondness for travel.

0:00 mins:
Marion Thomas a child when she knew Janet. Janet's fondness for children and sense of humour. Her war work. Her employment. Her politics. Death from cancer. Lasting friendship with Marion Thomas
Related Record8SUF/B/071
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 59
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