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.

Fiona Clark


January 1976 at Oban Maternity Hospital, Oban, Scotland. 


“Moved around a lot due to dad’s job. In February 2020 moved to Shipley, West Yorkshire.”

Date of Interview

12th May 2020

“ Yup, 

I give you permission to publish”

Fiona Clark  (11th January 2021)

Fiona Clark is a refreshing, bright and bubbly person. She is a barber and proud of it – just don’t dare call her a hairdresser!

Our chat gives us first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to run a business in a time of Covid-19 closures.

We talk about school days in Scotland and Scottish independence as well as hobbies including boot camps, running and home renovation.

A lively young lady who was a delight to interview.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

HTML5 Audio Player

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.
Coronavirus – Effect on Barber’s Business
Coronavirus – Country & Government
Scottish Independence
Parents – McKellaich (Mother) – Alex Clark (Police Officer)
Teenage Years
School Days In Scotland
Hairdressing / Barbering
Boot Camps, Running, Home Renovation, Gardening


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