I am very pleased to say that the West Yorkshire Archive service have accepted the Back-Chat Collection interviews into their permanent archives thus ensuring their accessibility to the public for many generations to come.

You can hear this interview by simply clicking the West Yorkshire Archive Link where you will find all of the Back-Chat Collection interviews listed in alphabetical order along with captioned photographs.

If you would like to contact The Back-Chat Collection please do email me at carloharrison1947@gmail.com.

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Clive Woods


May 1950 in Dartford Hospital, Kent.


Started life in Welling, Kent, emigrated to Canada returned to Southend-On-Sea, Leigh-On-Sea, Norwich and now lives in Yeadon.

Date of Interview

10th October 2019

“I have just listened to my interview and am happy for it to be on the website.”

Clive Woods (19th March 2021)

Clive Woods is one of those people who is actively involved in the community. It was a real pleasure to interview him and chat about how a Civic Society works; how you go about setting up a community library and how to protect our greenspaces from the onslaught of developers.

Clive and his family emigrated to Canada when he was younger and later he returned to study at Norwich University and then settled in Yeadon. We had lots to talk about including conservation areas and housing and how that fits together.

A very interesting interview.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

HTML5 Audio Player

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.
Community Library
Family & Local History Groups
Aireborough Civic Society
Conservation Areas
Old Dog Mill
Park & Ride/Public Transport
Crompton Parkinson
Leeds Civic Trust
Nunnery (Esholt)
Family Life
Emigration To Canada
School Days
Teaching/Bus Conductor
Middle Schools Teacher
Hobbies – Gardening – Music


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.

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.

Thank you for visiting this website.

Carlo Harrison