Darren Walker


February 1963 at Shipley Maternity Hospital


Grew up in Leeds, and currently residing in Yeadon

Date of Interview

1st May 2019

Please feel free to use our previous interview for any of your other projects.

Thanks, Darren

Darren Walker amongst many other achievements is the last cobbler in Yeadon High Street as well as being a Motor Bike Racing Champion, that seems a big leap doesn’t it, you will have to listen see how it all comes about. From the high speed track to a sedate walk across fields metal detecting and the even more sedate magnet fishing, no, I hadn’t heard of that either.

A good life story, sit back and enjoy it.

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.

High Street Shops 0:00
Morrisons 3:07
Shoe Repairs 3.55
Jack Walker, Wool Sorter 06:20
Childhood 08:51
Motorbike Racing 10:48
School Days 11:37
Printing Trade 17:09
Road Racing Motor Bikes 19.03
Metal Detecting 27.01
Treasure Trove 28.42
Magnet Fishing / Canals 35:28


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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Carlo Harrison