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.

Rosie Molinari


April 1960, Rossington, Doncaster.


Rossington & Yeadon, now lived in Huddersfield

Date of Interview

3rd December 2021

“I would be happy to record a second interview for the Back-Chat Website”

Rosie Molinari 9th September 2021

Rosie’s interview is packed full of information – she is an expert in her field of nutrition and school meals and what type of meals should be offered to children. 
Rosie comes from a family of 11 children and her father was very well known in Aireborough as PC Norman Copsey.
An independent thinker, Rosie said: “I have lost count of the number of jobs I have walked out of.” She has never liked people talking down to her!

Listen to a lovely story of how she was presented to Princess Anne, and the conversation about ‘mushy peas’!

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

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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.
Head Of Health & Wellbeing
School Food
Food Waste & Balanced Diet
Childhood Obesity
Meeting Princes Anne
Norman Copsey
Family Of Thirteen – Parents – 11 Children
Playing The Ukulele
Steve Molinari
Coronavirus – A Game Changer
Working Life
The Media
Covid Vaccinations
Outcome Of The Next General Election
The Queen
Advice To Boris Johnson


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