Jackie Watkinson


 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 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