Memories of Awsworth

Memories Of Eastwood

I was brought up on Mill Road, Newthorpe. I went to Beauvale School, then Walker Street. I clearly remember walking to school with snow so deep that it covered the top of my wellies. I remember teachers; Mrs West, Mrs Laycock and Mr Besick who petrified the life out of me. I hated that school and hated Walker Street even more, but it's a shame that the schools haven't stayed the same.

A memory of Awsworth by Vicky Burgin

Growing Up

I grew up in Awsworth from 1959 and left in 1986 to live nearby in Eastwood. I attended both schools as a child, all my 4 children were baptised in the local church, I played football for all the teams in Awsworth, in fact I and a friend formed the Sunday League side, Awsworth 77 as it was originally known. I still believe it ...Read full memory

A memory of Awsworth by Graham Gunn

Growing Up

Remembering my childhood memories in Cossall, what fun we had. I lived on The Glebe from 1953 for 50 years. I remember the cold winters, waking up in the mornings with ice on the inside of the bedroom windows, going to Top School and waiting for the little bottles of milk to thaw out, playing on the frozen canal and sledging on a ...Read full memory

A memory of Awsworth by Janet Basri

Fond Memories Happy Days

I was born at 44 Main Street, better known as Music Row, in 1943 and moved to Kimberley in 1958. I have many fond memories of living there, huge bonfires on the "donkey piece", making "winter warmers" out of a tin with holes in and coal. Scrumping in Mr Wardle's orchard, it was also he who also recharged our ...Read full memory

A memory of Awsworth by Denis Morley

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