Memories of Barrowford
When I was a young lad I used to go to Nelson Speedway. My memories are very vague now but I do remember the smell of the bikes, and ducking down hiding from the gravel spit out whilst the bikes went around the corners. Happy innocent days long before health and safety took the fun out of it for us! After the races we used to go to a shop close to the track and get a drink of pop which if my memory serves me well was named Bulls Blood! They also sold sarsaparilla and dandelion and burdock. On looking back I wondered if it was owned by a company called Mr Fitspatricks? They opened temperance bars in Nelson and Burnley now long gone I am afraid. I am researching the history of the business (Mr ...Read full memory
A nice picture of the Whire Bear, but not quite reality - where is the mill behind it and Stansfield's plumbers next door?
Haighton's is one of the mills to which you refer where my parents worked. Is that John Hill the teacher whose mother's name was Margaret? I was formerly Margaret Drake, nee Mount.