February 1954 Horsforth (Four Gables)
Grew up and lived in Rawdon, now lives in Lions Bay, BC, Canada.
Date of Interview
22nd March 2022
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Carl May 13th April 2022
Carl May is an ex-Rawdon boy who now lives in Lions Bay, Canada. His father had a shop at the bottom of Canada Road in Rawdon (coincidentally) which was known and loved by many back in the day.
Carl’s mother died when he was just 5 years old and his dad, aunties and uncles stepped in to make sure that he had as normal a childhood as possible.
In 1987 a decision was to be made to move to Cornwall or Canada, Canada won and the emigrating process began. Skiing, running and cold-water swimming feature in Carl’s story.
And we were joined by his wife Sue to talk about the equivalent of the NHS in Canada, Justin Trudeau, Coronavirus, Canadian people as well as our Royal Family, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden. It was interesting to hear their thoughts on the American/Canadian relationship and what each country thinks of the other.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Recording Editing: Carlo Harrison
Mays Shop, Rawdon
Sister – Stephanie May
5 Year Printing Apprenticeship
Decision to Emigrate To Canada
Canada – First Impressions
Childhood Holidays – Bridlington – Filey – Scarborough / Childhood Christmases
Marriage To Sue – Pooley Bridge & Patrick Moore
Children – Carl (40) – Philippa (39) – Lorna (35)
Skiing – Running – Cold Water Swimming
Canada – Medical Services Plan
Coronavirus – Canada
British Royal Family
America / Canada Relationship
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Recording this social history, chatting to different people about a whole host of subjects has been a real pleasure, such an interesting and I think worthwhile project for people to listen to both now and in years to come.
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