May1948, Queen Street, Yeadon.
Grew up in Yeadon now lives in Provence, France.
Date of Interview
30th May 2020
Happy to give permission”
Joyce Woods 25h August 2022
Born and raised in Yeadon, Joyce now lives in Provence, France and gives us a fascinating insight into the French people; how the Coronavirus outbreak was handled there and the problems of getting a French passport.
Joyce Woods is the 91st interviewee for the Back-Chat Collection.
In a terrible stroke of misfortune Joyce lost her Mum, Dad and husband all within a few weeks of each other.
Her dad was Benjamin Eastwood, who you may well remember if you are an Aireborough person as the owner of Ben Eastwood Carpets and a regular flamboyant pantomime dame on the stage at Yeadon Town Hall.
Joyce was a maths teacher and taught all over the world including Harrogate, the Emirates and Guernsey.
Some views on golf and Brexit round off this lovely chat.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Recording Editing: Carlo Harrison
France – Coronavirus
France – French People After Coronavirus
Coronavirus – Hairdressers
France – Racial Unrest
Death within 1 month of Father, Benjamin Eastwood – Mother, Nora Crossly – Husband, Alan Woods
Pacemaker – Bradycardia – 4 Kidneys
Eastwood Carpets – Yeadon
Schools and College Days
Daughters – Katie & Clare
Teaching – West Midlands – Jersey – Knaresborough
Comparison – Growing Up In Yeadon, West Yorkshire & Growing Up In France
Teaching – Harrogate – Emirates – Guernsey
Golf – Walking
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