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.

To listen to the interviews which are now hosted on the
West Yorkshire Archive Service click here.

Fiona Quinton


April 1960 Four Gables Maternity Home, Horsforth


Grew up in Yeadon now lives in London

Date of Interview

6th May 2020

Hi Carlo

I hereby give you permission to publish my interview and photographs

Fiona Quinton

Fiona Quinton is a Yeadon girl now living in London. Her parents owned the Handyman Stores in Kirk Lane which was a part of her childhood. Her career was in the world of journalism becoming a travel writer and travelling the world and becoming the travel editor of Teletext. Fiona is a vital piece of the ongoing Back Chat development too. Her interests are criminal courts, local history and graveyards.

Sit back and listen to understand more about that.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

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, London.
John & Eileen Quinton
Handyman Stores, Kirk Lane, Yeadon
Family Life, Sister carol Lesley
Life in London
Westfield primary School & Aireborough Grammar School
60th Birthday Celebrations
Gap Year
Cardiff University
Working Life, Research, Journalism, Travel Writing
Teletext, Travel editor
Children, Finlay & Maud Quinton
Back Chat Database
Working life, School website London
Residents Association, Community Activities, London
Colney Hatch Asylum, Mental after care association, London
Interests, Criminal Courts and Graveyards


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