Grew up in Guiseley, now spends much of his time in Northumberland
Date of Interview
21st February 2019
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Brian Firth (19th August 2020)
Brian Firth’s story is a full one, some of its main headings are Community First Responder, Community Public Access Defibrillators (where he has saved lives), Guiseley Memories, and of course Olly the Owl.
These are headings – you have to put so many other things into the mix to accurately describe this man’s life not least emigrating to Australia and returning back to the UK.
It’s an interesting life. Pauline’s Fashions will stir up memories, the story of Olly the Owl will have you reaching for the tissues.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
Guiseley Modern / Fieldhead School
Pauline Sutcliffe Wedding
Leonard’s Shoe Shop
Seagram UK (Wines & Spirits)
Pauline’s Fashion Shop
Yeadon High Street
Olly the Owl
Mods and Scooters
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Guiseley Memories – facebook
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