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Valence House Archive Oral History

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander

First broadcast March 2022

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander recollect their experiences with the Dagenham Girl Pipers. Interviewed by Judith Etherton, Borough Archivist in 2005.

A copy of this oral history recording can be found on the open shelves in the Valence Archive reading room.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.