Margaret Crowe - Training for Secretarial Work

Margaret Crowe - Training for Secretarial Work
Margaret recalls training in shorthand and typing during the Second World War in Lincoln until she joined the Royal Navy as a Wren in 1944. Audio starts after short delay.  
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Margaret Crowe - My First Paid Job

Margaret Crowe - My First Paid Job
Margaret recalls her first real paid job - at the age of 48!
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My First Job

Margaret talks about her first job in the 1940's.  
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Margaret Crowe - My First Job

Margaret Crowe - My First Job
In this story Margaret recalls her first job which was becoming a Wren as it was wartime.
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Getting Rescued on Our Golden Wedding Anniversary

Margaret recall her Golden Wedding anniverary weekend in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. During the walk Margaret fell faint and Ted went for help ...... they were finally reunited in hospital early the next morning after a major search by Police and SES. A unique anniversary.  
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Fashions of My Youth

Margaret recalls the fashions of the 1930's both in terms of clothes and hair. With a sister who was training to be a hairdresser Margaret soon became her model. Margaret also recalls the tunes of the time and going to the cinema where all the films were in black and white...
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Youth and Adolesence

Margaret recalls the physical changes of her youth and it affected her life.  
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Household Routines I Remember

Margaret was born in 1925 and her she recalls the household routines of her childhood in Lincoln, England.  
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My Friends and the Games We Played

My Friends and the Games We Played
Margaret recalls her friends and the games they played. Her brothers loved hammering nails into planks amongst other things!
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My Extended Family

My Extended Family
Margaret talks about her extended family - from the past aand extending into the future.
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My Siblings

My Siblings
Margaret recalls her brothers and sister and her happy childhood.
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My Parents

My Parents
Margaret talks about her parents and says she could not have wished for better or more caring parents.
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Our Honeymoon

Our Honeymoon
Margaret was married on January 31st 1945 and spent her honeymoon in London staying at the Union Jack Club - a hotel for service personnel and their familes at Kings Cross. Immediately after the honeymoon Ted and Margaret rejoined their units and did not see each other again for over a...
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How my wedding was planned

How my wedding was planned
Margaret talks about how her family hurriedly arranged her wedding to Ted before he was transferred overseas during World War II.  Margaret was 19 years old and Ted was 20.  
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My Twenty First

My Twenty First
This week's topic is "What happened when you you turned 21?" As Margaret said, when she turned 21 she had been married for two years and her twin boys were six months old!
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A Funny Incident I Remember

A Funny Incident I Remember
Margaret recalls an incident that still makes her laugh...
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My Favourite Books

Margaret talks about her favourite books and her special favourite - Arabella by Georgette Heyer.  
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