Kelly Chadwick


February 1978 Harrogate.


Has lived in Harrogate until the age of 34 and now lives in Yeadon.

Date of Interview

8th July 2019

“And of course you have my permission to publish the interview and the pictures I have sent you “

Kelly Chadwick 23rd March 2022

We start this chat with Kelly Chadwick talking about her rather large house which is surrounded on three sides by Yeadon cemetery and the runway for the Leeds Bradford Airport on the fourth.

Kelly is a determined woman who didn’t let failing all her ‘A’ levels stop her ambition and she went on to become a director of a Harrogate accountancy practice.

Kelly’s two daughters seem to have inherited their mother’s love of cycling and running – Kelly was the Junior Mountain Bike Champion for the North of England and has mountain biked down the Swiss Alps which was as dangerous as you would imagine.

Kelly is a single mother of two girls and it’s interesting to hear what that involves – it’s not easy.

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.
Home Next To A Cemetery 00.35
Haunted House05.05
Home At The bottom Of LBA Runway07.35
Harrogate Grammar School09.50
Jobs From School11.00
Apprenticeship In Accountancy12.30
Director At CCF Harrogate16.20
Parents: Sue (Retired College Lecturer) – Bob (Retired Gas Board Engineer)17.40
Brother Carl – Sister Desri (Australia)18.30
Richard Chadwick19.35
Granny Kath – Mayoress Of Harrogate – Alzheimer’s21.02
Granny Kath Donated Brain To Alzheimer’s – Organ Donations 25.00
Schools Harrogate28.35
12-Year-Old Kelly Britton32.10
Mountain Biking With Daughters33.40
Competitive Mountain Biking – Junior Champion North Of England35.40
Mountain Biking Down The Alps36.50
School Children’s Food41.10
Government Help – Personal Financing Child Care42.20
Kelly And The Machine – Wellys Loves To Knit45.30
Next Prime Minister52.30
Prince Harry52.50
Message For future Great Great Granddaughter55.00


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