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
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Julie Cecere


April 1963 in Ilfracombe, Devon


Grew up and lived in Roundhay, Bramham House Children’s Home, Harehills, USA, Moortown and Willow Cottage in Yeadon

Date of Interview

27th January 2020

Hi Julie, With your permission I would like to include your interview on The Back-Chat Collection Website.

“Yes that would be lovely. I hope yourself and Avril are both well. Keep safe.

Love Julie (19th May 2021)”

This conversation with Julie Cecere lived up to my expectations. I know Julie to be an outgoing and bubbly person who never seems to have a free moment. What I didn’t know is that Julie had a hard start in life – nothing was handed to her on a plate, in fact just the opposite. And being a single parent of two boys – one of which had a childhood illness – just adds to the struggles in her life.

However, Julie has forged ahead and is now the proud owner of Willow Cottage a 1750’s grade II listed building and luxury guest house in Yeadon which is now her home town.
She also tells of her connection with the Brayshaw family caravan builders; working as a nanny in the USA; supporting local businesses as well as her views on Brexit, Boris Johnson, climate change and Prince Harry.

This is a two cup of coffee interview, sit back and enjoy.

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.
Family Life
Mixed Race Families – Polish – Italian
Children’s Home
Childhood – Grandparents
Children’s Home – Bramham House
Shared Flat – Harehills
Working Life – Nanny USA
Marriage and Children
Single Parent Family – Child Care
Childhood Illness
Working Life – Event’s Organiser – Caring
Willow Cottage
Supporting Local Business
Cycling, Running, Skiing, Sailing, Decorating
Second Home in France
Boris Johnson
Climate Change
Royal Family


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