Memories of Barnton
Sorry Paul, your memory of the photo of the tunnel is incorrect. Boat road was or still is the local name for Tunnel Road. The reason there are no houses on the photograph of the the tunnel ( Barnton Tunnel) is. The photograph is of the opposite end of the tunnel. In other words, the Saltersford end. This end you may remember ...Read full memory
This the place that as a lad I played in the wood's and fished in the canal for stickelback's.
The photo described as Barnton Hollows, isn't in Barnton. The Hollows shown link the village of Anderton and Marbury. The are called Marbury hollows. The hollows are about 1.5 miles from Barnton R. Pilkington
I was born in Manor Drive in 1948, in the white house at the top left of the picture. Each house from bottom left working up and then back down again was the Simmons family, then Coppack, Clewes, Fowler, Emptage, Lyons, Leather, Roberts, Keelty, Hulse, across the road, the Curbishleys, Liecester, Yeomans, Hornby, Banks, Wilkinson, Simpson, Hornby, Elsby, Elsby, Carter, Fagg, Essen, Quilty, Bland. We used to have a bonfire every November on the ‘patch’ of green off picture on the right. This ‘patch’ also served as a football field, a Cricket field, a general playground where we played, kick can, tick, hide n seek, truth dare kiss command or promise and loads more. We also had a street party every year. Mums would ...Read full memory