26 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.

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    • Social Sciences

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.

    S4 Ep4: Blackpool 1970s Style: cinemas, cars, crowds & carriages

    S4 Ep4: Blackpool 1970s Style: cinemas, cars, crowds & carriages

    The Blackpool of the 1970s is punctuated by throngs of cars, crowds and train carriages pulling into Central Station. It's still a vibrant place and a first-choice destination for thousands of families looking for a seaside holiday. In this episode Milly reflects on the Blackpool experience and laments the loss of so many of the areas cinemas.

    If you like the Mondays with Milly podcast, please leave us a review. 

    The Mondays with Milly Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368558144406079

    • 21 min
    S4 Ep3: You're not in a posh hotel now, you know...

    S4 Ep3: You're not in a posh hotel now, you know...

    In S4, episode 3 Milly and I discuss the endemic racism that was prevalent in Britain during the 1970s - as it was in other countries. It was a difficult decade socially and economically but Milly and the family weren't directly exposed to the tensions being broadcast on the evening news. The country was changing rapidly but the family's luck had finally held as both Milly and JC worked steady jobs.

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    • 24 min
    S4 Ep2: Anarchy in the UK

    S4 Ep2: Anarchy in the UK

    Britain of the 1970s is in trouble. The oil crisis, a worldwide recession with 40% inflation and political turmoil marked something of a political awakening in the UK. 

    In this episode, Milly gives us an insight into the modern family - two working parents juggling the demands of the day. The decisions made are the right ones and life settles.

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    • 21 min
    90th Birthday Bonus Episode: Noisy Neighbours

    90th Birthday Bonus Episode: Noisy Neighbours

    Happy 90th birthday, Milly!

    This special bonus episode marks Milly's 90th birthday.

    "Noisy Neighbours" is a memoir of the sometimes weird and sometimes wonderful neighbours Milly crosses paths with.

    Please feel free to wish Milly a happy birthday via the Mondays with Milly Facebook page:

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    • 26 min
    S4 Ep1: The War Memorial Home

    S4 Ep1: The War Memorial Home

    Milly's family moves into the 1970s with a new addition and some new opportunities. The Britain of the 1970s is altogether different from the one a decade earlier and there are challenges ahead. 

    Please enjoy this first episode of Mondays with Milly.

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    • 24 min
    S3 Bonus: More Bushy Tales

    S3 Bonus: More Bushy Tales

    Following-on directly from last week's bonus episode, More Bushy Tales gives us a fascinating look at life in the Bush Inn, Wigan.

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    • 25 min

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