Archive Oral Histories - Frances Jeram
An oral history recording with Frances Jeram, former Almoner at Le Court between 1949-1952. Subtitles are available. She talks about how she met and came to work for Leonard Cheshire in the early years of Le Court and the inspiration she got from the founder and taking part in his vision. She talks about her work as an Almoner (an early type of social worker) and how Le Court was funded, and what it was like to work alongside Leonard Cheshire. She talks about dissuading him to follow the instructions delivered to him in a dream, and describes his personality. She talks about the end of her role at Le Court with the appointment of a Management Committee, and Chairman Lord Denning who first put the foundation on a more secure footing.
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