October 1934 in Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Grew up in Chapel Allerton has lived in Hunslet, Horsforth, Yeadon, Huddersfield and Cookridge
Date of Interview
15th January 2020 at the Grove park Care Home In Meanwood, Leeds.
“Having discussed it with my dad, he has said ‘I’m happy for you to publish my interview and the photos that we have forwarded, on the Back-Chat website’.
Ian (Ian Wray 30th November 2020)
I interviewed Maurice when he was 85-years old and living at the Grove Park Care Home in Meanwood, Leeds. This interview is full of life from motorcycling to WW2 in Leeds; the Orient Express; movie making and an interesting view on Prince Harry’s plan to step down from royal duties.
Maurice suffers from Vascular Parkinsonism and his speech is measured and quiet, so you will need to turn the sound up to hear him but it’s worth it because his life story is fascinating, I am so pleased he was brave enough to let me and our sound engineer David into his room with all our recording equipment.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
|Childhood – Chapel Allerton||01.20|
|School Days – Leeds||02.30|
|Working Life – Dentistry||04.05|
|Working Life – GPO Engineer||08.00|
|WW2 – Leeds||22.00|
|Evacuation – Nidderdale||27.40|
|Photography – Film Making – Motorbikes||33.25|
|National Service – Royal Signals||37.40|
|The Royal Family||49.15|
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