Christine Robinson


December 1938 in Hawkhill Avenue, Guiseley


Grew up Guiseley & Yeadon and now lives in Flasby (Yorkshire Dales)

Date of Interview

1st December 2020

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Christine Robinson (13th March 2021).

Christine Robinson said to me: “I have lived a simple and happy life, with simple pleasures.”

She grew up in Yeadon & Guiseley and now lives in a lodge house on the Flasby Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. Christine’s life may have been simple, but interesting nonetheless, from working in the fashion industry straight from school making hand stitched gowns for debutants to living on a busy working farm. Just listening to Christine’s description of childhood Christmas dinners at the farm makes you hungry.

She has personal experience of long Covid within the family and has some interesting observations on Brexit and the things that our children will miss that we took for granted.

A delightful woman to interview.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

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.
Boris Johnson03.55
Parents – Gladys (Peates Mill) & Alan (Scott & Rhodes)07.25 
Upcroft Farm09.20
Angela (Sister)13.25
Early Life14.05
Flasby Estate (Dales)15.15
St Oswald’s & Guiseley Secondary School17.15
Dressmaking & Fashion19.40
Childhood Christmases21.40
Childhood Holidays – Blackpool – Bridlington24.25
Married Life & Honeymoon In Blackpool27.10
Children – Andrew (Illustrator) – Caroline (Nurse)29.10
Long Covid35.00
Working Life – Dressmaker – Peates Mill Shop36.00
Advice To Younger Self44.05
Husband – Armed Forces45.20
Reading, Dancing, Sewing, Caravanning, Cooking and Gardening46.15
Donald Trump56.10


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