Broadcast on Access Manawatu, 19 June 2018.
The first of two interviews with Frida Evelyn Larsen on being a war bride during World War II and then settling in New Zealand. Frida Larsen was born in 1920 in Carlisle in Cumbria, England. She was a nurse and later obtained her BA (Hons) at Massey University. She had two children. Summary of interview: Part 1 of 2. War bride, husband a fighter pilot from NZ. To NZ in 1946. Overseas Ladies Club started by Jill Cook for war brides and then immigrants. Adjustment hardest for those from large towns going to the country. Husband on the railway. Club activities. Racism, anti-Catholic feeling. Became a Quaker. Some war brides from Italy. Back to England – everything seemed small. Other differences. Work. Family background. Class issues in the UK. Civic honour, Palmerston North (1997). Interviewed by Stuart Birks at the Brightwater Home in Palmerston North. Interview is 26 minutes and 48 seconds long. The interview was recorded for a series of talks played on Access Radio Manawatu, now called Manawatu People's Radio.