Started in 2016 by Joan Dove and her many helpers.
Takes place in the Church Hall of St John’s Church, Yeadon.
Date of Interview
11th September 2019
“ Everyone gives their consent to go ahead with sharing the recordings you did at Chatty Café”
Joan Dove (8th February 2021)
The Chatty Café was our first attempt to interview a group of people and what a lively and interesting bunch they turned out to be!
The interview is packed with stories of life and social history and full of laughter throughout. Such insights into a time gone by are the perfect example why we need to record the ordinary lives of people.
They were a real pleasure to interview and a delight to listen back to.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
Chatty Café Establishment
Guiseley Modern & St Oswald’s
Bramhope Primary & Ilkley Grammar
Little London School & Benton Park
Shires, Cartwright’s, Manor Mills, Crompton Parkinson’s
Sammy Ledgard Buses
Working Life Memories
Computers – 1960s
Painting, Swimming, National Trust
Motor Bikes, Knitting
Tapestry, Lunch Club
St John’s – Verger
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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Recording this social history, chatting to different people about a whole host of subjects is 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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