Tracey Quiney


January 1964, Castleford


Grew up in Castleford, now lives in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Date of Interview

23rd November 2020

“Thank you so pleased i did it with your help . Happy for it to go on the website and the time capsule ”

Tracy Quiney (29th November 2020)

Tracy Quiney is one of those people who we, and the NHS, rely upon being there when you need them. In this wonderful interview Tracy talks about her role as a key worker in the coronavirus pandemic; her work in nursing; Social Services Homecare and as a phlebotomist.

It might surprise you to hear of her connection to the Panthers rugby team of Castleford and it is touching to hear of childhood Christmases and holidays with shopping being named as one of her hobbies – she has an understanding husband!

Thoughts of the day also on Boris Johnson and the pandemic, Brexit, and Donald Trump.

A chat full of ups and downs, happiness, and sadness but the effervescent Tracy is always there.

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.
Coronavirus – Vaccines0.33
Key Worker – Coronavirus5.55 
Boris Johnson – Coronavirus 10.30
Parents – Dorothy (Nurse) & Brian (Scaffolder)12.35
Rugby – Panthers, Castleford17.00
Family Life – Brother John (Fireman)18.05
Nanny – Castleford19.30
Airedale High – Castleford23.15
Christmas – Coronavirus – Childhood – 25.50
Holidays – Childhood – Adult27.40
Married life, divorce & re-marriage31.00
Children – Christian & Meghan23.40
Nursing Assistant, Highroyds & Social Services Homecare36.05
Phlebotomist – St James (Leeds) & Community44.40
Sewing, Interior Design, Friends, Walking & Shopping1.03.05
Donald Trump1.06.56


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