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Reminiscences of Arthur Douglas Addams about his life

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Date(s): late 20th century

Creator(s): Addams, Arthur Douglas

Scope & Content: Tracks 1 and 2: Arthur talks about transiting Panama Canal; signing off ship in August 1949; Nina and her family members; decision to leave the merchant navy; returning to the Isle of Man; difficulty of finding work on the island; moving to London, staying with George and Phyllis Bent and job as a bus conductor with London Transport; buses, routes, colleagues, etc.; Dennis and Leslie Compton (footballers and cricketers) whose father worked at Hendon Bus garage; George and Phyllis Fairburn; [discriminatory comments about Jewish people]; colleague Freddie Wandsdall; birth of eldest daughter Linda and returning to the Isle of Man; job with the Northern Lighthouse Board and being posted to St Abbs lighthouse, Bell Rock Lighthouse, Causwell lighthouse.

Administration / Biographical History: Arthur Douglas Addams (1920-2011) was born on 22 February 1920 in Douglas.

Language: eng

Extent: 1 hr. 33 min. 27 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0110/12

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