Lisa Bourne


November 1984 in Leeds General Infirmary


Grew up in Yeadon, and currently residing in Yeadon

Date of Interview

25th May 2019

Please take this email as permission to publish the recorded interview and photos for the back chat website.

Kind regards,

Lisa Bourne

Lisa’s gentle story covers a whole host of subjects, I think of special interest will be her chosen career as a Humanist Celebrant. Her chat with me about depression, which is often a misunderstood and underestimated condition, will, I am sure, be a comfort to others in the same position. School days, gardening and laughing are also a part of Lisa’s story.

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.

Lisa Bourne Ceremonies
Humanist Celebrant 0.25
Leeds youth Offenders service 7.46
Childhood 10.33
School Days South View school 11.27
School Days Benton Park 13.03
University Teesside 16.39
Student Loan 21.19
Cat Sitting 28.06
Working with adults with learning difficulties 29.18
Patrick Bourne 35.39
Moses Turner Band 37.49
Volunteering 38.58
Working Life Catering, Florist, Dinner Lady 41.25
School Days Lunches 43.15
Breeze arts festival 44.14
Brexit 46.26
Depression 51.45
Gardening 55.09
Laughing 59.27


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.

Thank you for visiting this website.

Carlo Harrison