February 1957 in Harrogate
Grew up in Yeadon, moved to London and now lives in Rawdon
Date of Interview
11th November 2020
“I am very happy to give permission for Carlo to use the content of our discussion for the Backchat project and I also agree that my photographs can be published too. I would also like to say what a pleasure it was to help with the project and to wish everyone involved all the best for the future.”
Karen Carrington (6th January 2021)
Karen is a lovely, genuine lady who it was a pleasure to interview (twice!).
She went to South View School and then Aireborough Grammar and worked as a ground hostess which took her from Leeds Bradford Airport to London Heathrow with a bit of name dropping included!
Karen has been married twice; her daughter Helen suffers from multiple sclerosis. Our conversation covers a blind date, childhood Christmases and holidays in Scarborough.
A down to earth chat which is easy to listen to.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
Multiple Sclerosis – Daughter
Coronavirus – Lockdown – Government
Vincent (Roy) & Kathleen Luty
Four Brothers & One Sister
South View & Aireborough Grammar School
Ambition – Air Hostess
Working Life – Ground Hostess
Famous People – Heathrow Airport
Family Holidays – Scarborough
Message To Younger Self
Two Marriages And A Blind date
Telephonist, Check in Agent, Receptionist
Travel, Baking, Genealogy
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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Recording this social history, chatting to different people about a whole host of subjects is a real pleasure, such an interesting and I think worthwhile project for people to listen to both now and in years to come.
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