Memories of Aston
I lived on Rosedale Road and went to Aston Springwood School. I have good memories of my life there, my friends were; Josie Jones, Julie White, Linda Vardy, Norma Tomkins, Susan Edwards and Maralyn Davis. I moved to Cheshire in 1975 after getting married but my family still live around the Aston area. I have lots of happy memories of my life in Aston through the 60's & 70's.
I was born on Alexander Road in 1944 and moved to 79 Aston Terrace in 1945 and these were one of the best times in my life. We were known as the middle row and I can remember most people in the row; Tylers, Barnses, Davises, Scotts, Hibberts, Hazards, Marshes, Tipples, Jones, Adsetts, Scarfs, Dewicks, Tompkins. I remember we used to go down to a place called 'the hillies' where there was a small pond and sand and pebbles. We would catch sticklebacks in the pond; the hillies are now under the Rother valley buried forever. The old iron bridge is still there though I often walk over it and remember the old times. We also played cricket & football on the old playing field which is now the Aston bypass. I also remember going ...Read full memory
I was born in Aston Terrace in 1954 and remember running to the bridge to see the steam trains and also the big slag heap that my brothers used to slide down. I also remember the gas man that used to light the street gas lamps outside our house. We lived on the middle terrace; I remember their was the Davises, the Tomkins, the Jones's, and the Tipples. We moved to a new council estate in Aston about 1958. I then went to Swallownest School and moved to Aston Springwood School which was a new school built on the field behind our house. I have many memories of using bales of hay with friends making dens in that field, before the houses and school were built.
I remember sliding down Outcrop and sitting on wooden steps leading to Brookhouse pit. On pay day miners used to give us some coppers and we would share them out. I used to go and see Guddy Pearson, a homeless man who lived in one of derelict houses on Aston Terrace. Our roundabout was at the sewerage, they had a thing like a ...Read full memory