Peter Long


July 1944 at 82 High Street, Yeadon


Lived in Yeadon until married in 1971 and then crossed the border to Rawdon

Date of Interview

22nd January 2020

“Hi Carlo, Hope that you and yours are well. Yes you have my full permission to put my interview on the website”

Peter Long (15th September 2021)

Peter Long is a gently spoken man who doesn’t wear his talents on his sleeve. I had no idea that he had had a career in comedy script writing and there are some famous names dropped into the conversation. Pantomime writing is an enormous task which I suspect most people take for granted but if you listen to Peter you get an inkling of what a mammoth task it is. 
He also talks about National Service; working at Silver Cross and a tussle with prostate cancer as well as his views on Brexit, the Royal Family and global warming. 

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.
Early Life00.35
Parents – Fred (Dyers Operative At Naylor Jennings and Ivy A Pattern Weaver02.15
South View School08.55
Working Life – Electrical Shop – Silver Cross13.10
Income – £2 per week23.45
National Service24.30
Yeadon Tarn (Dam)24.50
Comedy Script Writing29.10
Pantomime Writing36.50
Prostate Cancer Treatment48.00
Royal Family57.25
Climate Change59.10


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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Carlo Harrison