Archive / Audio / M. Ravenscroft

Interview number: 076

Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary

Interview date: 1979-02-19

Length 61 minutes

Condition notes: Rather intrusive motor(?) hum throughout the recording.

Mrs. Ravenscroft was an Army officer’s daughter; she was the family’s 4th generation in India (3rd generation born there). She tells a rather unusual story, spanning more than a century, from her great grandfather going out in 1802, to her final home-coming in 1917.

Coverage notes: Gurkhas; Mutiny; Lahore, Naini Tal; separation; Lansdowne; Kashmir; social life; polio; 1st World War involvement, effect; 1802-1917