Oct 27 Erwan Louis History Project

As part of the TY History module with Mr. McGauley students develop an understanding of the theory and historiography of oral history and how to plan, conduct, and describe interviews.

This is an interview between Erwan Louis and his grandfather, David Rafferty. He is 85 years old and was born in London to Irish parents. Louis’ grandfather and his family lived in London during World War 2 and his mother and siblings were evacuated to Ireland for a short time during the worst of the war. His father stayed in London as he was a GP and didn’t want to leave his patients. He went to a boarding school in Bath from the age of 9. The interview below is some of the many fascinating stories of his childhood, school, and his family and how everything shaped his life.

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