Hilda Grace Brown: Tape One

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Hilda Brown born in Tien Sin, northern China on 1st of Jan 1917. Parents: missionary teachers with London Missionary Society. Father: Professor of Chemistry at Yen Ching University, Peking. Attended English school, Peking under Parents' National Education Unit. Life in China. Returned to England in 1926: Mission Boarding School in Sevenoaks. London School of Economics (LSE). Religion and studies. Socialist roots; Peckham Settlement; interest in poverty and slums. Worked in factory in East End: lived in poverty out of choice.