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.

Sally Skillett-Moore


November 1964 Oakham, Rutland.


Has lived in Oakham until 19 years old and then East London.

Date of Interview

27th March 2022

“I think you did an excellent job with the editing. I give my permission for it to be published.”

Sally Skillett-Moore 26th April 2022

We cover a lot of ground in this fascinating interview with Sally. The easy bit is our opening chat about Springer Spaniels but then we move on to the Ukraine invasion by Russia and China’s possible involvement.

Sally started her career working for English Heritage and then the Southbank University in a senior role where she has been for 33 years.

Her son, Max, is transgender and is now referred to as she and as a daughter. We talk about this journey which was not always easy for both Max and the family. Transgender sport is covered along with dyslexia and ADHD.

Sally is one of those people who is very easy to listen to despite a bit of digital feedback when I spoke. 

She agrees with me that being an only child is actually quite nice!

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Recording Editing: Carlo Harrison

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.
Springer Spaniels
Ukraine Invasion – Russia – China
Parents – Donald (Plant Hire Manager) – Mildred (School Dining Room Assistant)
Being An Only Child
Oakham, Rutland
Ambitions As An 18-Year-Old
Career – English Heritage – Southbank University (33 Years)
Childhood Holidays – Norfolk – Margate – North Devon
Childhood Christmases
Richard Moore (Husband) – Army – Shot In Shoulder
Max, Son / Daughter Transgender
Daughter – Alexa
Transgender In Sports
Should University Students Pay Fees?
Dyslexia – ADHD
P & O Ferries
Advice To 16-Year-Old Self


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