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.

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Joyce Woods


May1948, Queen Street, Yeadon.


Grew up in Yeadon now lives in Provence, France.

Date of Interview

30th May 2020

“Hi Carlo,

Happy to give permission”

Joyce Woods 25h August 2022

Born and raised in Yeadon, Joyce now lives in Provence, France and gives us a fascinating insight into the French people; how the Coronavirus outbreak was handled there and the problems of getting a French passport.

Joyce Woods is the 91st interviewee for the Back-Chat Collection.

In a terrible stroke of misfortune Joyce lost her Mum, Dad and husband all within a few weeks of each other. 

Her dad was Benjamin Eastwood, who you may well remember if you are an Aireborough person as the owner of Ben Eastwood Carpets and a regular flamboyant pantomime dame on the stage at Yeadon Town Hall.  

Joyce was a maths teacher and taught all over the world including Harrogate, the Emirates and Guernsey. 

Some views on golf and Brexit round off this lovely chat.

Carlo Harrison

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Recording Editing: Carlo Harrison

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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.
France – Coronavirus
French Algerian’s
French Passport
France – French People After Coronavirus
Coronavirus – Hairdressers
France – Racial Unrest
Dominic Cummings
Death within 1 month of Father, Benjamin Eastwood – Mother, Nora Crossly – Husband, Alan Woods
Pacemaker – Bradycardia – 4 Kidneys
Eastwood Carpets – Yeadon
Schools and College Days
Daughters – Katie & Clare
Teaching – West Midlands – Jersey – Knaresborough
Comparison – Growing Up In Yeadon, West Yorkshire & Growing Up In France
Teaching – Harrogate – Emirates – Guernsey
Golf – Walking


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