May 1950 in Yeadon
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 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
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
Outside Toilets – Privies
Haunted House Yeadon
Blake Crescent Guiseley
South View School – Miss Parkinson
Benton Park School, Rawdon
Peates Mill Guiseley
Warping, Peates Mill, Guiseley
Middleton Hospital Ilkley
Woodlands Orthopaedic, Rawdon
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Cake Making and Sewing
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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