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.

You can hear this interview by simply clicking the West Yorkshire Archive Link where you will find all of the Back-Chat Collection interviews listed in alphabetical order along with captioned photographs.

If you would like to contact The Back-Chat Collection please do email me at carloharrison1947@gmail.com.

To listen to the interviews which are now hosted on the
West Yorkshire Archive Service click here.

Marco Bendandi


Forli, Italy 


Grew up in Forli now lives in Forlimpopoli

Date of Interview

28th April 2020

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Marco Bendandi (13th December 2020)

Listening to Marco Bendandi takes you straight to the warm sunshine of Italy. We talk about coronavirus and how it was handled in Italy – this interview is right at the beginning of the first lockdowns. We go on to discuss family life, school days and Italian politics.

His hobbies include Italian Style marching drums and pizza making, with recipes passed down from his grandmother.

We complete our chat with some good – and not so good – points about living in Italy.

Sit and relax to this lovely chat.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

HTML5 Audio Player
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.
Coronavirus – Italy
Politics – Italy
Family Life in Italy
The Italian Lifestyle
School Life – Italy
A difficult time of life
Guitar – Drums – Band – Pizza Making
Family Life – Children
Life in Italy Pros and Cons


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