May 1947 Hyde Terrace Maternity Hospital, Leeds
Grew Up In Yeadon, lived in Heckmondwike, Old Harlow, Wickford, Otley, Yeadon again and now lives in Washingborough, Lincoln
Date of Interview
26th November 2021
“I am so pleased that I was persuaded by Fiona Quinton to be interviewed for this excellent project”
Carlo Harrison (5th December 2021)
Well, it’s taken a while – three years to be exact – but finally Fiona Quinton persuaded me to be interviewed for The Back-Chat Collection.
I hope you find my ramblings interesting and learn some things about me you didn’t know before!
There’s a mention of my family of course, along with Peggy (of Ledgard’s fame), Mike Grace, The Beatles, Peates Mill, Watermark Productions and more.
My beloved dogs Musket & Johnson feature alongside four marriages; horses; Aireborough Historical Society and my hardworking parents. I hope this interview will give you a pleasant 60 minutes of entertainment.
Interviewer: Fiona Quinton
Recording Editor: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Using Middle Name – Carlo
Parents – Edward (Driver – Mill Worker – Cutter Grinder) – Mother – Ersilia (Pattern Weaver – Interpreter For Mill Girls at Peates Mill)
Italian Hostel – Guiseley
Half Brother – Michael
Moving Home – Settling In Washingborough
School Days – Guiseley Nursery, South View, Benton Park – Bullying
Interviewing The Beatles
Working Life – Cloth Designer – Toy Buyer – Print Management – Printing Company – Film Company – Driver For Bupa
Children – Karen (Paramedic) – Joanne (Medical Director) – Robert (IT)
Step Children – Joe (Logistics) – Ella (City) – Hannah (City)
Childhood Holidays – Italy
Hobbies – Dogs – facebook – Local History – Aireborough Historical Society – Back-Chat
The Back-Chat Collection – Digital Archive
Advice To Teenage Self
Please take into consideration when listening to these interviews that the meaning of language changes over time and that interviewees have not intended to cause offence by anything said which now may be thought to be unacceptable.
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