Jane Tesseyman


June 1969 Gateshead, Tyne & Wear


Grew up in County Durham then moved to Leeds, on to Rhodes, Greece and now lives in Yeadon

Date of Interview

17th September 2019 at Rufford Avenue

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Jane Tesseyman (23rd January 2021)  

This interview with Jane Tesseyman is full of interesting stories some of which are good memories and some which are definitely not.

Just to give you a flavour, Jane and Tess honeymooned in Egypt and were among the first British tourists back into the country after a terrorist attack so they spent their Nile cruise honeymoon surrounded by armed guards.

Listen to the ups and downs of living on the Greek island of Rhodes. A frank part of our chat was about bullying in adult life and the effect this has on mental health.

Jane had a varied career leading her to being a director of printing company Est Display Ltd. She also has tales about Formula One in Melbourne, bee keeping (British Black Bees) and of course running – something Jane is heavily involved in.

The interview never stops to inform and entertain.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

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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.
Andrew ‘Tess’ Tesseyman00.40
Family Life07.35
School Life – Computers08.00 
University – Trinity & All Saints11.05
Working Life – Rhodes, Greece12.50
School Life22.05
Bullying In Adult Life – Mental Health23.45
Working Life – Jobs42.10
Repetitive Strain Injury46.20
Twin Towers50.50
Working Life – Printing51.25
Formula One53.10
Bee Keeping1.04.45


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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