Nostalgia interview with Judith Francis

In the latest episode of the Nostalgia podcast series, Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies, interviews Judith Francis. Judith shares her experiences of being an evacuee in the Second World War, moving to Pembrokeshire, where she still lives today.

Judith talks about air raid shelters and gas masks and a tragedy she witnessed on the beach during the War. Judith also talks about growing up listening to ‘Workers’ Play Time’, receiving a signed photograph from comedian Tommy Handley, why she learned Welsh and trained to become a teacher in the 1970s, the difference between being a student then and 25 years later when she returned to undertake a degree in Theology and Religious Studies, the relationship between having a faith and studying religion, the political heat around Welsh nationalism in the 1970s, and whether Judith is a looking back or a looking forward type of person.