Tuesday, 7 July 2009

No 10's Garden Room Girls

The Garden Room Girls are an elite band of secretaries that work for the prime minster. The BBC have interviewed some of them, Ann Finchett recalls:
Her clearest memories are of working for Winston Churchill, who would often dictate while he lay in bed. "He had a budgerigar which used to fly about his bedroom," remembers Ann. The bird would land in her lap and start nibbling the edges of the paper. "I often wondered what ministers made of the letters they used to get with bits taken out of them."
That's wonderful, I love those sort of details in history, it seems less distant and remote.

For those interested the documentary will be on BBC radio 4.

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