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Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland oral history project Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer
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Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A22

Conversation between R Johnston, A McIvor and four male participants, 1 December 1999.

  • transcript

Consent form A22, formerly coded A96.

The participants were a 66 year old insulation engineer, a T&G Convenor b.1946, a 62 year old former electrician and insulation engineer with 100% asbestosis who had worked at the Marinite Factory in Springburn, and a male insulation engineer b.1917.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

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

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.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview B26

Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston in conversation with a couple (*B26), 6 February 2000.

  • sound recording (0h 37m 43s) and transcript

Tape 204. No code was found for this interview; the ID "*B26" has been randomly assigned by the Archives Service.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A16

Conversation between R Johnston and a 56 year-old retired insulation engineer, 15 March 1999.

  • transcript

Consent form A16, formerly coded A29.

The participant had worked with asbestos since he left school and was suffering from bilateral pleural thickening.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A15

Conversation between R Johnston and a 69 year-old retired insurance agent, 17 March 1999.

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Consent form A15, formerly coded A40.

The participant had worked as an engineer in the Ailsa shipyard in Troon in the late 40s and early 50s, where he was heavily exposed to asbestos.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A20

Conversation between R Johnston and the 66 year-old widow of an electrical engineer who had recently died of mesothelioma, 22 March 1999.

  • transcript

Consent form A20, formerly coded B1.

The participant's husband was exposed to asbestos in the 1950s while working on a demolition contract. Interview also contains interesting testimony regarding her overseas’ work experience.

Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

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