Exhibition: Extracts from An Oral History of Barings

2: Life at Stratton Park

The safes were downstairs which were the wine cellars. They were very cold down there. I remember having a hot-water bottle on my knee to keep my hands warm.

Margaret Lambert (nee Akers) (b1921) joined the Coupon Department of Barings in 1938. She was among the staff members who moved to Stratton Park from where Barings operated during the Second World War. She was called up in 1942 and did not return to Barings. Her father-in-law, husband and two brothers also had careers at Barings.

In this extract she talks about life at Stratton.

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