Meeting wife (Mick Corfield)

Mick Corfield interviewed by Richard Wallace

Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes how he met his wife when they were both working in the same cinema.

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I started in October 1989 as the new boy, and she started on November 1st 1989, so she was the new girl. I remember it well. She wore a brown button-up Cannon overall which wasn’t very fetching, and I walked down to screen number four which was a long, long corridor and I saw her at the bottom of the corridor, and she was new and she said, “Can I have your ticket, please?” And I said, “Oh I’m the projectionist.” And she went, “Oh I’m sorry.” And I said, “Oh don’t worry, I’m new here as well, and up there now making mistakes, trust me.” You know what I mean? The curtains would open and close at the wrong time, lights’d go on, the dowser would be…the film’d be running, everybody heard the sound, there’d be no picture. ‘cause I’d only been doing it for a month. And I have to say, and I don’t mind saying it, I’ll be perfectly honest with you, that I looked in her eyes and I thought that she was the woman for me. And she was.

Title

Meeting wife (Mick Corfield)

Subject

Description

Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes how he met his wife when they were both working in the same cinema.

Source

Interview with Mick Corfield

Publisher

The University of Warwick

Date

08/12/2015

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Sound recording
interview extract

Coverage

1989

Interviewer

Richard Wallace

Interviewee

Mick Corfield

Date of Interview

03/08/2015

Location

Coventry

Transcription

I started in October 1989 as the new boy, and she started on November 1st 1989, so she was the new girl. I remember it well. She wore a brown button-up Cannon overall which wasn’t very fetching, and I walked down to screen number four which was a long, long corridor and I saw her at the bottom of the corridor, and she was new and she said, “Can I have your ticket, please?” And I said, “Oh I’m the projectionist.” And she went, “Oh I’m sorry.” And I said, “Oh don’t worry, I’m new here as well, and up there now making mistakes, trust me.” You know what I mean? The curtains would open and close at the wrong time, lights’d go on, the dowser would be…the film’d be running, everybody heard the sound, there’d be no picture. ‘cause I’d only been doing it for a month. And I have to say, and I don’t mind saying it, I’ll be perfectly honest with you, that I looked in her eyes and I thought that she was the woman for me. And she was.

Original Format

One-to-one interview

Duration

00:00:59

Bit Rate/Frequency

320kbps

Cinema

Reel Cinema, 12 Hagley Road West, Birmingham

Citation

The Projection Project, “Meeting wife (Mick Corfield),” Projection Project, accessed May 22, 2019, https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/414.

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