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.

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

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.
Early Life
Parents – Fred (Dyers Operative At Naylor Jennings and Ivy A Pattern Weaver
South View School
Working Life – Electrical Shop – Silver Cross
Income – £2 per week
National Service
Yeadon Tarn (Dam)
Comedy Script Writing
Pantomime Writing
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Royal Family
Climate Change


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