I am very pleased to say that the West Yorkshire Archive service have accepted the Back-Chat Collection interviews into their permanent archives thus ensuring their accessibility to the public for many generations to come.

You can hear this interview by simply clicking the West Yorkshire Archive Link where you will find all of the Back-Chat Collection interviews listed in alphabetical order along with captioned photographs.

If you would like to contact The Back-Chat Collection please do email me at carloharrison1947@gmail.com.

To listen to the interviews which are now hosted on the
West Yorkshire Archive Service click here.

David Myers


November 1953, Four Gables Maternity Home, Horsforth.


Grew up and lives in Yeadon

Date of Interview

19th February 2021

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David Myers (1st March 2021) 

David Myers is a quiet, unassuming man whose thorough knowledge of film and sound engineering has played a pivotal part in the success of Back-Chat.

In our chat we discuss Coronavirus and mental health and the way our government has handled the pandemic in the UK.

Family Christmases and holidays add a lighter side to our chat before we move on to the facial birthmark that David had operated on as a child and how it was handled by David and others.

David, a lifelong bachelor, worked at Crompton Parkinson’s for 34 years and, following the closure of the factory in 2004. happily retrained as a driving instructor.

His overwhelming interest for many years has been amateur film-making at which he has excelled – to have the renowned TV personality and steeplejack Fred Dibner tell you he has watched your film about a traction engine several times is pretty good praise!

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
Back Chat
Corona Virus – Mental Health
Parents – Derek (Warp Twister) & Margaret (Burling & Mending)
Sisters – Christine & Susan 
Single Life
South View & Benton Park Schools
Birthmark – Plastic Surgery
Childhood Christmases
Childhood Holidays – Morecambe – Flamborough Head – Bridlington
Crompton Parkinson’s
Driving Instructor
Film Making
Swimming – Ilkley Outdoor Pool
Family Tree


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.

Recording this social history, chatting to different people about a whole host of subjects has been a real pleasure, such an interesting and I think worthwhile project for people to listen to both now and in years to come.

Thank you for visiting this website.

Carlo Harrison