May 1954, East London (within the sound of Bow Bells).
Grew up in the London Borough Of Waltham Forest and now lives in his families 15th century home in Beauchamp Roding, Essex.
Date of Interview
17th December 2020
“You hardly need to ask permission for all this as I wouldn’t have done it if there was any doubt, so feel free to go ahead.
Andy Thomson (24th January 2021)
Andy Thomson is a man who doesn’t take life too seriously which you will hear as he giggles his way through this conversation.
Andy is a Cockney (just) who ran a successful design business that stopped overnight when Coronavirus struck the nation.
We get some inside knowledge about the perils – financial and otherwise – of owning a 15th century cottage with a thatched roof.
Boyhood Christmases, holidays at Grandma’s in Deal, Kent, motorbikes, and, of course, Brexit, round off this jovial chat.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
|Being A Cockney||00.45|
|Coronavirus – Government Help||07.15|
|Coronavirus – Christmas||11.05|
|Government & Boris Johnson||13.05|
|Parents – Colin – Ann||15.50|
|Siblings – Steven & Susie||22.10|
|Childhood – Leyton||26.45|
|Christmas & Holidays – Deal, Kent||46.10|
|Married Life – Wife Janet – Ibiza – 2 Children||50.00|
|Working Life – Designer||55.00|
|Motorbike & Sculpting||1.00.50|
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