Bryan Stott 2


18th July 1934 in a room above the family shop in Yeadon.


Grew up and lives in Yeadon

Date of Interview

30th April 2019

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Bryan Stott 

Bryan Stott has lived such a full and interesting life that, for the first time, I have recorded two separate interviews. This is interview number two, if you haven't heard the first one with this charming, well-spoken gentleman then I urge you to have a listen to it.

Bryan talks of wartime Yeadon as witnessed by a young boy; the Avro; Home Guard and the MAP houses with me filling in the details for him on the bombs dropped on Otley Chevin. The mills and High Street of the 1940's are also covered along with the carnival parades.

We have a good chat about the Freemasons which is very enlightening and will surprise you about how the Freemasons operate.

Bryan finishes of with his - and his dad's - philosophy about understanding people.

You won't want to stop listening to this recording so settle into a comfy chair before you start.

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 one of the times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.

War Time00.35
Home Guard04.55
MAP Houses09.00
Bombs On The Chevin10.35
Plane Crash - Idle13.40
Mills 1940s15.20
The High Street 1940s19.35
Slaughter House - Rawdon24.30
Yeadon Carnival Parade25.20
Chamber of Commerce32.20
Amateur Dramatics37.35
Yeadon Town Hall47.00
Yeadon Tarn (Dam)1.06.00
Understanding People1.07.00
National Service1.08.25

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.


I will try to add a new interview every week, (there’s quite a bit involved in the preparation). Don’t miss out, I know what’s to come and there is some fascinating stuff to listen to. Give me your name and email address,

and I will let you know when a new interview is published.

Carlo Harrison