Anne Speight


March 1958 at Hyde Terrace Maternity Hospital, Leeds.


Grew up in Horsforth, interviewed at Yeadon Town Hall.

Date of Interview

4th April 2019

“Morning Carlo, Yes that’s fine, I am happy to put my interview in the website.”

Anne Speight (25th September 2020)

It was a delight to interview Anne Speight.

Anne is a lovely lady who covers a wide range of subjects in our chat from nursing to Lloyds Bank and smoking to university fees.

Of course, we talked about the pre-school owned and run by Anne in Yeadon Town Hall and there were some lovely insights into the gentle care she gives the children in her charge.

We finish our chat with Zumba, Brexit and her grandson.

So lots to listen to in this interview.

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.
National Service0.57
Theatre / Music04.10
Broadgate Lane / Benton Park06.21 
Wharfedale College09.27
Lloyds Bank 20.34
University Fees 22.43
Married Life29.55
Pre School – Yeadon Town Hall34.36
Child Safety / Social Services42.42
Yeadon Town Hall49.47


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