Kath Williams

Born

December 1947, Yeadon

Background

Grew Up and lives in Yeadon .

Date of Interview

30th September 2021

“Hi Carlo – we have just listened to the interview it was brilliant thank you so much.”

Kath Williams (20th October 2021)

Kath Williams is a true Yeadoner who loves the town she was born and grew up in. Kath has been a leading light in Yeadon Theatre for many years, not only performing in plays, shows and pantomimes but also directing productions from small 30-minute plays to full blown musicals, pantomimes and West End plays. 
Kath is a very level headed woman whose life has had its share of highs and lows as well as pure joy and a bit of terror thrown in!
Kath and her husband Richard, who were my neighbours for many years, are a lovely couple. They have managed to live a full life in the wake of adversity which would stop many of us in our tracks.
 
 

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

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.
Petrol Shortage01.05
Coronavirus – Gardening – Family04.35
Theatrical Director13.00
NODA – North East Amateur Dramatic Groups20.10
Parents – Mother, Mona Pratt (AVRO & Mill Worker) – George (Mill Worker)26.20
Mule Spinner28.20
Childhood – Two Brothers – South View School – Pantomime31.20
Family – Brothers – Melvyn & Ryan37.00
Childhood Holidays – Morecambe – Charabanc Holidays40.45
School Days – Benton Park42.15
Family Christmases 43.20
Marriage – Richard Williams45.30
Cancer Of The Oesophagus49.00
Children – Paul (Electrician) – Amanda (Hairdresser, Driver)58.20
Ghost59.10
Working Life – Mill Worker – Occupational Therapist – Highroyds1.01.25
Royal Family1.07.55
Politics1.09.20
Brexit1.13.20
Shopping – On Line1.15.20
Music1.16.20

 

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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.
First Time Mum (A Girl)00.35
Coronavirus Jabs And Pregnancy04.35
Parents – Sarah (Doctor, Pharmaceutical Trainer) – Richard (Tax Consultant)06.10
Manchester University – Drama And Film Degree09.45
Acting / Drama10.50
Childhood Ambition – Acting14.20
Working Life – Film Production – Marketing18.10
Parental Leave20.30
Working Parents23.35
Husband – Thomas (School Link Worker)28.45
Vaccines30.55
Siblings – Georgina (Department Of Culture) – Michael (Foreign Office)35.25
Holidays – Mexico – Sri Lanka36.55
Christmas41.15
Drama43.45
Music47.35
Social Media50.20
Shopping – On Line v In Person51.25
Boris Johnson – Coronavirus54.10
Brexit55.50
Prince Andrew58.25
Racism & Sexism1.01.05
Advice To Younger Self1.03.10
Handwritten Letter Writing1.04.15

 

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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.

Thank you for visiting this website.

Carlo Harrison