Laidlaw + Son

A Memory of Barnet

My name is Steve Laidlaw, I was born in Barnet, and at the age of 5 went to Cromer Road School. Myself and three brothers loved growing up in Barnet, my grandfather owned the building firm Laidlaw and Sons where on Saturdays we would earn two and six for cleaning the cement mixers that my father Peter and his work mates would have used that day. My grandmother's name Kitty who passed away when I was about 7. Barnet holds lots of fond memories for me. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers any of the things in my story.

A memory shared by Steven Laidlaw , on Jul 12th, 2010.

Comments & feedback

Tue Sep 9th 2014, at 2:22 pm

Angie Nolan commented:

Hi my great grandfather lived in Barnet in wood street,and my grandad was born there in 1907,I'm trying to find anyone who knew the Wanstall family who lived at 16 Wood Street, thank you for taking time reading this Angie Nolan nee Angie Wanstall

Thu Jan 1st 2015, at 6:48 pm

lyndacarter123 commented:

Would you be the Steve Laidlaw that has brothers Bob, Ken and Alan

Fri Jan 2nd 2015, at 9:56 am

Steven Laidlaw commented:

Hi, yes my brothers are bob ken and Alan, maybe you could send m a message and we could have a chat, thanks Steve.

Fri Jan 2nd 2015, at 10:07 am

Steven Laidlaw commented:

Hi Angie ,I cant remember the Wanstall family, but I was very young at he time ,I am sure my grandparents, and my father would have known them , every body new every body around barnet in the 50s and 60s, . regards Steve

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