Christine (Hathaway) Phillips


November 1955 at St Marys Hospital, Armley.


Grew up and lives in Yeadon

Date of Interview

18th October 2019

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Christine (Hathaway) Phillips – (18th March 2021)

Christine Phillips has so much going on in her life this interview takes you in all sorts of directions.

Here’s just a taster of things we talk about – being adopted by wonderful parents and finding her birth mother many years later. Working in a petrol station when it was robbed; working in a haunted hotel; wearing her mortgage payment (fur coat); Pauline’s Dance School in Yeadon; karate in Greenacre Hall in Rawdon; Crag Wood Church; Catholicism and being a veterinary nurse.

Hear how Christine manages the complex condition of fibromyalgia – she is a strong lady!

She tells us why she voted to leave Europe and her views on Brexit. This interview is full of entertainment and life.

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.
Family Life – Adoption01.25
Adopted Parents – Charles & Ann Hathaway10.35
Boysie Youth Club11.20
Horsforth Youth Club – Charles Hathaway14.35
Pauline – Dance School16.00
Karate – Greenacre Hall17.15
Crag Wood Church20.15
Early Married life24.00
Fur Coats25.45
South View School28.25
St Peter & Pauls School32.05
Early Life35.20
Office Junior Green Lane Dyeworks38.10
Robbery – Petrol Station46.40
Working Life – Vet Nurse50.40
Calligraphy – Rock Painting – Walking51.30
Health Issues – Fibromyalgia55.40


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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