Bryan Stott


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 is one of the most charming people you are ever likely to meet.

Locally, Bryan is known through his family businesses in Yeadon and Rawdon; Stotts Plumbers and Stotts Outfitters. On a much wider field Bryan was a well-known and respected Yorkshire County Cricketer who, in his own words, had a unique – if non-conformist – style of batting. It was a batting style peculiar only to Bryan and it worked!

A Yeadon boy who was just five years old at the start of WW2, Bryan has lots of stories to tell. You must listen to the stories about Bryan’s grandmother, a truly unbelievable and generous woman, way ahead of her time.

So, if you want to know how a county cricketer is made, it starts at the age of two!

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.
South View School00.35
Mrs Hardy03.35
Aireborough Grammar School05.05
Nunroyd Park09.30
Stott’s Family Business12.35
Edna Jackson20.45
Stott Family Christmas21.10
Silver Library29.55
Stott’s Plumbing30.25
Jimmy Rigg38.35
WW2 – Cricket43.10
County Cricket51.10
Guiseley United1.05.05
Sheila Alison Moule1.15.05
To be continued – Bryan Stott Part 2


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