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.

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Shari Gledhill


December 1969, Bradford.


Grew up in Yeadon now lives in Scarborough.

Date of Interview

7th May 2020

“Hi Carlo, I’m emailing to give you permission to publish my interview.”

Shari Gledhill 6th June 2022

Shari Gledhill is an award-winning actor, director and writer. Her love of theatre was handed down from her mother, Edna. 

It’s always good to talk about up-to-date matters as this will be of great interest in years to come so we talked about Russia and Ukraine, coronavirus and its effects on Shari as a nursery school teacher and her husband as a supermarket worker.

We also cover Brexit and the recent local council elections and our Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the leader of the opposition Sir Kier Starmer. Global warming, university fees and the Royal family are also covered in this informative chat.

Being bullied as an Aireborough Grammar School pupil obviously left its scars on Shari and there is advice to her 22-year-old self – whether she would have taken any notice or not is another thing entirely.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Recording Editing: Carlo Harrison

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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.
Amateur Dramatics – Performing – Directing – Writing – Awards
Russia – Ukraine
Coronavirus – Teacher – Supermarket Worker
Voting Labour In Recent Council Elections – Boris Johnson – Kier Starmer
Dad Shiv Singh Born In Trinidad – Nursing – Health Care – Social Services Manager.
Mum Edna (Myers) – High Royds Hospital Adolescent Unit – Needle & Thread Shop, Yeadon.
Krishna Aged 56 Cardiff University.
Narvin (Deceased).
Living In Scarborough
Being Bullied At Aireborough Grammar School
Ambition As A 15 Year Old
University Fees
Childhood Holidays & Christmases
Sarah (28) -Solicitor:
Kate (25) – Police Detective
Nursery Class Teacher – Kirkbymoorside
Global Warming
The Royal Family
Advice To 22 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