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.

Reverend. Richard Walker


April 1963, Bradford


Grew up in Girlington, Bradford.

Interviewed in The Parish Church Of Saint  John The Evangelist, Yeadon. 

Date of Interview

13th July 2019

“I am very happy for you to use my interview and photos on the Back Chat website.

Best wishes, Richard”

Reverend Richard Walker 8th November 2020

This interview with the Reverend Richard Walker was recorded in the church of Saint John the Evangelist in Yeadon during the celebration of 175 years since the consecration of the church.

It is a bit echoey and you can hear the congregation and visitors and a child. As Richard says “everyone is welcome in the church” which includes vocal children and me!

Richard is a straightforward, plain speaking and friendly man who will surprise you with some of his views including exorcism and the church, missionary work in Belgium and the Bible.

Richard ends our chat with a message for future generations listening to the interview.

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.


St.  John’s Church
Development Of Yeadon
Family Life – Bradford
School Days – Bradford
York University
Missionary Work – Belgium
Religion (Church Of England)
The Bible
Theological Training – Nottingham
Young People and Church
Vicars life
Message For The Future


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