Harold Kinsman (part 2), Margaret Park and Amanda Park
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Harold Kinsman (part 2), Margaret Park and Amanda Park


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Amanda Park was born in 1934. Her father, Dr. Brian Prindle was Chief Medical Officer with Guinness’s and his practice was located at 43 Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. In 1946 the family moved to Malahide and in 1953 she married Guy Jackson, a board member at Guinness’s, at age 19. The couple lived at Wellfield House in Malahide which was once occupied by the artist Nathaniel Hone. She recalls the air crash in which her husband was killed in June 1972 on a flight from Heathrow to Brussels. She later married Mungo Park. She discusses the service of both of her spouses in World War 11.

Harold Kinsman was born in 1921 in Monkstown, Co. Dublin and he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1940 at the age of 19, and the following year he volunteered for service in India and was to spend the following five years there before being demobbed. Following a short period at home he returned to India with the East India Merchants.

Margaret Kinsman (née Ellis) describes life in Calcutta following her marriage, and later in Delhi. She recalls the strict class system and the lifestyle they enjoyed during that time. Margaret was born and reared in Omagh, Co Tyrone where her father was High Sheriff, and she recalls her young years there. Her father passed away when she was only four years old and the family was reared by her mother.
Harold Kinsman concludes the recording by recalling the fact that his father, who was known as The Major, was in charge of the financial affairs of Monkstown Hospital.

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Culture and Heritage

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Baily Co. Dublin, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

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75:10 mins