Ref NoOHP/8
TitleWilliam Clarke
Date25 July 2001
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (660.2 MB)
Creator NameClarke; William Malpas (1922-2011); financial journalist and author
DescriptionInterview with William Clarke, financial journalist for the Guardian. Conducted by Victor Keegan on 25 July 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Track 6:
00.55 Guardian Industrial Survey and its influence on the Bank of England
04.29 Richard Fry joining the MG in 1938
06.30 On City editors
07.42 On joining the Manchester Guardian/RAF experiences
08.56 Actually joined MG
09.44 Advised to read Gibbon [Decline and Fall] and "the Autobiography" [Kim by Rudyard Kipling]

10.55 Discusses what was it like when he joined. Comments on women's editor, Betty Wilson, and Tom Kent
13.59 On London office, 40-43 Fleet Street, 4 people including Raymond Frost
16.03 How often did he see the Manchester editor?
16.24 Was commercial editor in ?London 1 month for 5/6 years
17.20 First meeting with Wadsworth

25.00 On devaluation
30.00 More comments on London office

33.00 Fleet Street office, someone had office on whose door was written "God and Impartial"
36.50 No windows at Fleet Street. On George Gale and other personalities

41.20 Hetherington as future editor
42.30 Suez - feels Guardian got the feeling of the country wrong
45.10 Manchester vs. London - strength of a leader in Manchester
49.50 Guardian vs the Times felt he was "freer on the Guardian" from other people's ambitions
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatPrinted document
CD recording
Electronic record
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and William Clarke

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