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Laurence Kermode, born on the Isle of Man in 1915 and brought up in Liverpool, talks to David Callister about his memories in 'Time to remember', a series recorded for Manx Radio.
Topics include the following:
Early childhood memories of life in Liverpool
Gang initiation ceremony in the Isle of Man
Story of girl tarred and feathered
Grandparent’s bakehouse in Castletown
Early school days and school pals
Apprenticeship with printers Louis Meyer
Bridson & Horrox printers
Working for the Isle of Man newspapers
Introduction of Linotype
Singing and playing musical instruments
Working as a Compère and Toastmaster
Painting as a hobby