Welcome to “The Back-Chat Collection”

Back-Chat is an ongoing collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their lives giving an insight into life from 1920 to today. The topics covered in this collection range from the everyday to the extraordinary.

Joyce Woods

  • Living In France
  • Eastwood Carpets
  • Maths Teacher

Shari Gledhill

  • Directing & Writing Awards
  • Dad Born In Trinidad
  • Being Bullied

Carl May

  • Mums Death
  • Mays Shop
  • Emigrating To Canada

Ben Cowell 2

  • Adoption Same Sex Couple
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • Leeds Police Officer
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Index is a summary from each of the interviews


Born lists the oldest to the youngest interviewee


Learn when new content is published and bonus material.


If you want to contact Back-Chat please feel free to do so.

Charles Willcock

Having worked on the Aireborough Historical Society website with Carlo for a number of years, it was to me Carlo turned to for help on how to translate his vision of an archive of audio recordings into a website and something which could be preserved for future generations. I designed the website cut out the pictures and created the template for Carlo to populate with the content.

Charles Willcock