File 14 - Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview with Owen Lilly and Margaret Lilly

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GB 249 SOHC 4/14


Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview with Owen Lilly and Margaret Lilly


  • 1999 (Creation)

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1 compact cassette + 3 digital files (1 BWF, 1 MP3, 1 MS word)

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Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.

Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

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Ronald Johnston in conversation with Owen and Margaret Lilly (A19), 1 March 1999. An alternative date is given for the recording, 1 February 1999.

  • sound recording (0h 43m 14s) and transcript

Owen Lilly was an asbestos factory worker.

Tape 202. Consent form A19, not previously coded.

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Restricted. Please contact University of Strathclyde Archives to enquire about access.

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