Emma Knapp


March 2004 Basildon Hospital, Essex


From birth lived in Aveley, Essex and now lives in Colchester, Essex.

Date of Interview

4th August 2021

“I’ve had a listen and think it’s great! Well done both of you! Permission granted 🙂 “

Hannah Knapp (Mother) 21st August 2021

If you have taken a Coronavirus Lateral Flow Test then you will know that it was no small thing for Emma to agree to undertake a test while I photographed and recorded her for this interview.
Emma is a young woman with a refreshing outlook on life who gives a balanced view of teenagers (she is 17) and their views on coronavirus; our prime minister; global warming; Brexit; school bullying and her life during a pandemic.
It’s a fun interview and you will learn at the beginning of our chat how unexpectedly Emma made her appearance in this world!
Emma I am very proud to say is my Granddaughter.

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.
Coronavirus – Lateral Flow Test (live)01.00
Surprise Birth06.20
Coronavirus – Dog Walking – Family – School07.30
Events For Teenagers16.45
Shopping – Shops v Online17.15
Coronavirus – Testing In Schools – Vaccinations19.45
Coronavirus – Government27.05
Parents – Hannah (Project Manager) – Patrick (Transport Manager) + One Brother30.15
School Days33.10
Childhood Holidays – France34.50
Bullying At School36.50
Social Media42.40
Make Up44.35
Boris Johnson47.20
Climate Change – Greta Thunberg49.15
Childhood Advice – To Self55.25


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