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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitlePole, Mrs Phoebe
Ref No8SUF/B/191
Box Fetch NoMissing
Date25 Feb 1981
Extent1 interview
DescriptionInterview is currently unavailable as the original cassette is missing.

Interview took place at 8 Holly Park Gardens, London N3 3NJ.
Interview summary:
How she got connected with the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) . Her early training for schoolteaching. Selling papers and speaking at open-air meetings for the WSPU. Helping her sister to train as a doctor. Her childhood, parents and grandparents. Her education, and the family's Jewish connections. How her mother coped with widowhood. Her brothers. Family attitudes to Mrs P's WSPU connections. WSPU's influence on her later career. Influence on her of Ernest Snowden ('Brownie') and his WEA classes. Conflicts between militancy and her professional career. Breaking her window in Great Portland Street. Working with Sylvia Pankhurst in the East End. Labour activism in Finchley between the wars. Her activism in local causes in later life. Her opposition to the first world war, and the difficulties which resulted.
Access StatusMissing
Access ConditionsTape 74 was missing in 1995, this was physically checked and confirmed 2008.
Former Reference NumberTape 74
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