Bryan Stott


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 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!

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

South View School0.39
Mrs Hardy (Teacher)03.30
Aireborough Grammar School05.06 
Nunroyd Park09.07
Stott's Family Business12.35
Edna Jackson 20.45
Christmas - Stott Family 21.13
Silver Library29.56
Stott's Plumbing30.20
Jimmy Rigg (Otley)38.30
Cricket WW243.10
WW2 Yeadon46.09
County Cricket51.10
Guiseley United1.05.02
Sheila Alison Moule1.15.50

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Carlo Harrison