Archive / Audio / V. BAMFIELD

Interview number: 090

Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary

Interview date: 1981-09-10

Length 90 minutes

Condition notes: Clean

Mrs. Veronica Bamfield, whose father and husband were both in the British Army in India, talks to Mary Thatcher about her childhood, social and domestic life, and Uday Shankar’s dance school in Almora.

Coverage notes: Simla, Lucknow, Ranikhet, Almora, Bageshwar, Kumaon; childhood, affinity; smells; Independence; separate lives, cantonments; Hanuman; fair, mela; graves; Khaksars; servants; health; nannies; locusts; 1911-1943