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Barnsley, Yorkshire
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Historic maps of Barnsley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Wrights Chemist / Goodworths Bread Shop

Most of my working life, to this day I have walked daily down Market Hill. In the 1960s I worked at Wrights chemist. I remember Guest's provisions shop, very classy, wonderful smells of fresh coffee. I remember Goodworth's bread shop, where you could buy real, 'proper bread.' It was difficult to get the ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnsley

The Coronation.. Memories From Wombwell.

My twin sister and I were recalling the day of the Coronation all those years ago. Jane and I were 8 years old. That morning we walked to Diggle's gargage next to the Co-operative on Hough Lane. We were' allowed' to watch the Coronation through a big window at the front of the house/building. It was ...Read full memory

School Days At Barnsley Girls High School

I remember travelling by bus from Wombwell to Barnsley Bus Station to go to school, I then had to go through town past the Town Hall and up to the top of Huddersfield Road where Barnsley Girls High School was situated. I met lots of new people there and made friends with a few, one of them was ...Read full memory