July 1944 at 82 High Street, Yeadon
Lived in Yeadon until married in 1971 and then crossed the border to Rawdon
Date of Interview
22nd January 2020
“Hi Carlo, Hope that you and yours are well. Yes you have my full permission to put my interview on the website”
Peter Long (15th September 2021)
Peter Long is a gently spoken man who doesn’t wear his talents on his sleeve. I had no idea that he had had a career in comedy script writing and there are some famous names dropped into the conversation. Pantomime writing is an enormous task which I suspect most people take for granted but if you listen to Peter you get an inkling of what a mammoth task it is.
He also talks about National Service; working at Silver Cross and a tussle with prostate cancer as well as his views on Brexit, the Royal Family and global warming.
Interviewer: Carlo Harrison
Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton
Sound Engineer David Myers
Parents – Fred (Dyers Operative At Naylor Jennings and Ivy A Pattern Weaver
South View School
Working Life – Electrical Shop – Silver Cross
Income – £2 per week
Yeadon Tarn (Dam)
Comedy Script Writing
Prostate Cancer Treatment
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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