The name of the cinema at the top of Batley Carr was the Collins. I went there many times as a lad. I lived on Upper Cross Street on Bradford Road near the bottom of Mill Road.
I remember Batley Carr and Hyrstlands well. I moved to Hyrstlands in 1958 into the new council houses alongside the park, we'd all been re-housed following demolition of houses in Batley, Taylor Street and the houses between Yellands and the White Hart pub. The new houses were great as we had a bathroom inside not the usual ...Read full memory
My first school was Purlwell. Then I attended Warwick Road School in Batley Carr. I remember the flats being built up the side of Hyrstlands Road. We used to have so much fun going up and down ladders and scaffolding. Needless to say, before H & S. Also, when they were knocking down the old houses, or slums (not that I ...Read full memory
In addition to my earlier text I would like to add that after Warwick road school I went to Banksfield boys secondary modern school then they opened a new boys high school not far from Batley hospital. I remember going to the Collins cinema in Batley Carr, there used to be a small sweet shop near the ...Read full memory
Before we emigrated to Australia in 1960 I lived in Upper Mount street, people who lived in my street were Stubleys, Duxberrys, Hallas', Hill. Boys I played with, Stuart Shaw, Paul Ainsworth, Fred Shaw, David Barraclough, Christopher Pearsol. I played soccer with the Warwick road school team.
I was born in 1954 and I lived in Batley Carr with my mum, Brenda (nee Charlesworth) and my dad, Tommy and younger brother, Kevin. At first we lived in Holgate's Yard, off Milton Street (The Irish Fold) and then maybe a couple of years later to 100 Town Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury. Our house was next to Walter ...Read full memory
I WENT TO WARWICK ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL UNTIL 1958. SOME OF MY TEACHERS NAMES MR. CARRINGTON MR. NAYLOR MRS. HEPWORTH AND MISS BURTON. I USED TO GO TO THE COLLINS CINEMA, I REMEMBER THERE USED TO BE A SMALL SWEET SHOP ALMOST OPPOSITE THE CINEMA (I LOVED THE MONKEY NUTS NOT HAD ANY SINCE WE MIGRATED TO AUSTRLIA IN 1960.) IF ANYONE WAS THERE ABOUT THIS TIME PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. JOHN.
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