Laurence Kermode


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  • Interview with Mr Edward Laurence Kermode

    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

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