Andy Briggs


18th October 1953 in the Swaine Green Tavern, Bradford


Grew up in Bradford, Guiseley and Yeadon. Interviewed at his home in Yeadon

Date of Interview

25th October 2019

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Andy Briggs  (5th July 2020)

If you want to know what an action-packed full life sounds like just listen to this interview with Andy Briggs. He was born in a Bradford pub, grew up in Bradford, Guiseley and Yeadon and has a passion for Tibetan Mastiffs! 

Andy is a family man and an accomplished landscape gardener. You must hear the story about when the phone rang and it was Emmerdale Farm on the other end! 

A lively interview with a very nice man.

Carlo Harrison

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Sound Engineer David Myers
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 a specific portion of the recording.

Family Life / Birth, Bradford00.35
Family History, Bingley05.10
House Rebuilding 17.01 
Mecca Nightclub, Bradford 19.00
Honeymoon, Blackpool 20.50
School Days, Westfield School, St Bede's 21.40
England Football Team, Leeds Bradford Airport 25.05
Tibetan Mastiffs28.10
Working Life, Dye Works, Plumbing, Shipping Clerk, Landscaping43.35
Emmerdale TV Programme, Esholt46.25


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Carlo Harrison