67 episodes

Mondays with Milly is a podcast about the past as told by someone who was there.
Through a series of interviews, "Milly" - AKA Doreen from Manchester - talks about her life from the Great Depression era and World War 2 to the present day. Now in her ninetieth year, Milly is a natural story-teller with a razor-sharp memory. Her recount of a life spanning some of history's defining moments provides a unique insight into how people lived, coped, survived and endured times of great adversity.
Recorded during the Covid19 era, these online interviews have relevance during uncertain times.

Mondays with Milly Phill Cristofaro

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

Mondays with Milly is a podcast about the past as told by someone who was there.
Through a series of interviews, "Milly" - AKA Doreen from Manchester - talks about her life from the Great Depression era and World War 2 to the present day. Now in her ninetieth year, Milly is a natural story-teller with a razor-sharp memory. Her recount of a life spanning some of history's defining moments provides a unique insight into how people lived, coped, survived and endured times of great adversity.
Recorded during the Covid19 era, these online interviews have relevance during uncertain times.

    S9 Ep12: The Finale

    S9 Ep12: The Finale

    After more than 65 episodes and almost as many songs, this episode is our last.

    What parting gift do you give to an amazing woman who has everything she needs and wants and whose longevity spans 10 decades? The answer is simple: you give her messages of love, support and gratitude. And that's what this episode is all about. 

    Thank you Milly - for your warmth, your honesty and your gift of story telling. There are more than a few valuable lessons contained within and you've given your family a powerful legacy for generations to come. You've also provided me with a tremendous resource for the classroom. 

    Thank you to anyone who's cared to listen - if only for a passing moment. We hope Milly's stories made you pause and ponder. 

    And thank you to my wonderful and talented daughter, Niamh, whose willingness to pick up songs spanning eras and genres made me shake my head many times. As you get older you'll come to fully appreciate the power of what you've done for others, Niamh. The love and bond between you and Milly will endure.

    And if you're new to the podcast and wonder what all the fuss is about - I recommend S1, Ep1: Meet Milly from Moss Side, Manchester. 

    Phill Cristofaro - December 25th, 2021

    • 1 hr
    S9 Ep11: The Voice behind the Voice

    S9 Ep11: The Voice behind the Voice

    It's time to unmask The Voice behind the voice. Niamh joins us at the end of a very busy day doing what she loves most. You'll feel the love and affection between Milly and her granddaughter Down Under. We also discuss some of the things making news locally in the UK. 

    • 34 min
    S9 Ep10: Feeling "Frowsy", Fashion and Faux pas

    S9 Ep10: Feeling "Frowsy", Fashion and Faux pas

    Following on from episodes three and four in this series, we finish off with some cracking yarns about alcohol, high (home-made) fashion and the odd faux pas. 

    Please enjoy and don't forget to write a review. 

    • 24 min
    S9 Ep9: Fox, Milly and the Friendly Ghost of Carshalton Road

    S9 Ep9: Fox, Milly and the Friendly Ghost of Carshalton Road

    Milly's in for a surprise when she takes my call this week...

    I've managed to track down the current owner of 47 Carshalton Road, Blackpool: the subject of recent episodes pertaining to a friendly ghost who goes by the name of "Nanny". Fox Harvey has generously agreed to join me and he and Milly hit it off. You'll feel the warm glow from two people who share one thing in common: they've both been owners of what was, and is, a very special home. If 47 Carshalton Road could talk it would tell some interesting tales. 

    Please enjoy this episode of MwM.

    • 38 min
    S9 Ep8: Facebook Reaction Show Pt 2

    S9 Ep8: Facebook Reaction Show Pt 2

    The second part of Milly's reaction to comments on Facebook about the Carshalton Road house. Milly takes it all in and you can hear the delight in her voice. It didn't take long to track down the current owner of The Doll's House - many thanks to Fox Harvey for the kind offer of photos for Milly to check out how the house looks in the present day. 

    • 23 min
    S9 Ep7: Facebook Reaction Show

    S9 Ep7: Facebook Reaction Show

    Milly doesn't do Facebook but you'll hear her reaction to the many comments on Facebook about the "Doll's House" - home of Nanny and a long list of families who've come and gone from the house at 47 Carshalton Road, Blackpool. 

    Here's a link to our post on the History of Blackpool Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackpoolhistory/permalink/1824899174362081/

    Join us on the MwM Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368558144406079

    If you like what you hear, please write us a review or share MwM with your friends and family.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

beegeefan ,

Loving hearing Milly’s life stories

After seeing this on the one show , I thought I would listen.
What a wonderful lady with an amazing memory. I am really enjoying this podcast. Thank you all.
I hope this inspires others to do the same.

Willywaz ,

Thank you Milly

I saw this tonight on the BBC1 One show so although I’m late to this podcast I am totally gripped. Thank you Milly and Phill for producing this fascinating podcast.

Castanea1985 ,

Local loving this podcast!

Truly enjoying Doreen’s memoirs. As a girl who grew up in Stalmine born in Blackpool, it’s wonderful listening to her account of her younger days!

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