- Apr 1998 (Creation)
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Phyllis Devereux was born on 14th March 1914 in London, the third of six children. After a period of living in Wales, she moved to Shirley in 1920.
In 1930, she started work as a draughtswoman for The Metal Propellor Company, Purley Way and later worked for the London Passenger Transport Board at Thornton Heath Pond followed by a period with Engineering, a technical journal. During the war, she worked for the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company at Teddington followed by periods of employment with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and the Kuwait Oil Company. Between 1949 and her retirement in 1970, she worked at the Geological Museum, Knightsbridge. She currently lives in Caterham.
Donated by John Bishop in 1999.
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Accession Number: A541
Recollections of Phyllis Devereux.
Account based on an interview with Phyllis Devereux (b.1914), who worked for 40 years as an engineer. Covers 1914 to 1970. Typed by the donor.
Item date: April 1998
Depositor's Name: Bishop, John
Accession date: 24/11/1999
Acquisition terms: Gift
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An account,typed by the donor, based on an interview with Phyllis Devereux (b.1914), who worked for 40 years as an engineer and covering the period 1914 to 1970. It includes references to school days, Crystal Palace Firework Displays, Shirley Windmill, The Surprise and The Sandrock public houses, the Victorian water fountain at the entrance to Oaks Road as well as her career as a draughtswoman.
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Typed and signed by the donor.
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A copy of these memoirs is held by the Local Studies Library in her biographical cuttings file.
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