Michelle Lesley Teale


September 1961 Otley Hospital


25th December 2021


Grew up in Rawdon & Guiseley and now lives in Leicester.

Date of Interview

2nd March 2021

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Michelle Lesley Teale (9th March 2021)

If you want to know what pure positivity sounds like then sit back and listen to Michelle Teale.

Michelle has every excuse not to be positive, but she is a forwarded-looking woman who is a real inspiration to anyone facing adversity.

Her childhood was happy enough for Michelle to say she would relive it without thinking.

Donny & Marie Osmond creep into this interview, along with Tom Jones and a host of celebrities from the 1980s.

A cancer patient with a love for Real Ale – now how does that work?

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.
Cancer – Family Cases – Breast Cancer01.20
Cancer Support16.25
TV Appearances – BBC- ITV- Sky18.30
Government – Response to Pandemic25.50
Parents – Roy (Crompton Parkinson’s) & Marian Squires (Lollipop Lady)29.20
Stepfather Gordon Thomas (Pram & Baby Shop Owner, Yeadon)35.20
Blue Kitten Club – Tom Jones37.00
Child Deaths – Siblings – Stuart – Julian – Lorraine38.15
Marriage / Divorce – Friends Reunited43.20
Rawdon Littlemoor – Benton Park45.45
School Milk & Biscuits47.45
Childhood holidays – Scarborough – Blackpool48.25
Childhood Christmas Games51.55
Marriage – Honeymoon In Las Vegas51.55
Step Children – Cameron – Ashley – Greg52.45
Working Life – Fashion – Homebase – Hotel Reservations56.35
Hobbies – Motorbike Pillion – Real Ales – Hotels1.01.45


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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Carlo Harrison