Carol Harraway

The ninth #MuralMemories recording with #UntoldHull and @shipsinthesky63 comes from Carol Harraway. Carol told us about her four aunts working as waitresses in the Skyline restaurant and ballroom, an aunt that later became a manager in the Co-op, and her grandparents golden wedding anniversary in the posh function room. Carol spent time as a hairdresser in Hammonds but took part in hairdressing competitions in the Skyline. She went to many gigs in the Skyline Ballroom and Bailey’s. Carol remembers seeing Ike and Tina Turner, but her favourite gig was The Drifters in 1967 – the concert at which she met her husband Michael. Carol also recalls a relative playing the piano on the rotating stage in Bailey’s, and her aunt giving Jimi Hendrix his pay-packet when he played in the Skyline Ballroom.

This week’s #MuralMemory is dedicated to Michael Harraway (1945-2020) Carol’s husband who sadly passed away during lockdown.

Media No:SitS27
Interviewee Forename:Carol
Interviewee Surname:Harraway
Year of Birth
Interviewer:Esther Johnson
Date of Interview:2018
Duration (HH:MM:SS):00:13:20


The transcription for this recording will be available soon.