Jackie Watkinson

Born

 May 1950 in Yeadon

Background

Grew up in Yeadon now lives in Menston

Date of Interview

10th March 2019

“You have my permission to publish the photos and the interview we did last year.”

Jackie Watkinson

Jackie was born at home in Haw Street Yeadon, with no electricity, just one cold water tap and, of course, an outside privy. She had a lifetime ambition to become a nurse and, following a spell at Peates Mill in Guiseley, Jackie was able to fulfil this childhood ambition working for 23 years in oncology nursing. Add into this mix a love of cake making and decorating and you have the gently told story of Jackie Watkinson.

Have a listen, you will enjoy this.

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.

Haw Street Yeadon
0.2
Outside Toilets – Privies
1.06
Bonfire Night
4.4
Haunted House Yeadon
6.21
Blake Crescent Guiseley
7.22
Bullying
10.5
South View School – Miss Parkinson
13.45
Benton Park School, Rawdon
15.07
Nursing
16.18
Peates Mill Guiseley
17.3
Nursing
18.34
Warping, Peates Mill, Guiseley
19
Keith Watkinson
23.5
Nursing
28.15
Middleton Hospital Ilkley
29.38
Woodlands Orthopaedic, Rawdon
33.15
Bradford Royal Infirmary
42.45
Cake Making and Sewing
56
Ivy Davies
1.00.10

 

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