Rosie Molinari


April 1960, Rossington, Doncaster.


Rossington & Yeadon, now lived in Huddersfield

Date of Interview

17th September 2021

“I would be happy to record a second interview for the Back-Chat Website”

Rosie Molinari 9th September 2021

Rosie’s interview is packed full of information – she is an expert in her field of nutrition and school meals and what type of meals should be offered to children. 
Rosie comes from a family of 11 children and her father was very well known in Aireborough as PC Norman Copsey.
She has worked in public health but also set up the first duty free shop in the fledgling Leeds Bradford Airport. An independent thinker, Rosie said: “I have lost count of the number of jobs I have walked out of.” She has never liked people talking down to her!
Rosie is a former marathon runner and has very definite views about the Coronavirus and our government’s response to it.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

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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.
Parents – Norman Copsey (Policeman) – Sheila01.04
Large Family – 10 Brothers & Sisters04.05
Growing Up – Rossington11.05
Career – Public Health12.12
School Days – St Peter & Pauls – St Mary’s13.49
International Politics – China – USA – Afghanistan24.08
Sustainable Clothing – Food30.06
Step Grand Children – Maxim (Canada) – Cosimo, Enio & Emma (Uruguay)37.59
Childhood Ambitions38.43
Working Life – Leeds Bradford Airport, Duty Free41.07
School Meals43.25
Marathon Running54.06
Coronavirus – Government 56.36
Advice To Younger Self64.05


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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