Bawtry, Buttercross, Market Place c.1965

Bawtry, Buttercross, Market Place c.1965

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This view shows a virtually-deserted Market Place at Bawtry, with a 'half-timbered' Morris Minor prominently parked by the old Buttercross. Bawtry was once an important coaching stop on the old Great North Road, where horses were changed on the journey north to Scotland. It had also been an important port on the River Idle since Roman times, linking to the Humber.

Memories of Bawtry

Watch On The Great North Road

My parents lived at Sprotborough and were great motorcycle and sidecar enthusiasts although by 1968, the Triumph Speed Twin and sidecar had given way to a Morris Minor, later to be replaced with a Triumph Herald.  On Friday or Saturday evenings their favourite outing would be to Bawtry.  Parking in the ...Read full memory

Cross House Stores

I was thrilled to see your photo of the market including Cross House Stores (the building on the far right of the picture). We lived there in 1955 for about 2 years. The front was a wine and spirits store that my father managed. I recall that the cellar of that house was over a thousand years old and had a secret passage ...Read full memory

A memory of Bawtry

Raf Camp

I lived here on the RAF camp in a Nissen hut married quarters. I had my first baby in Worksop Hospital. I used to walk from the camp down to the village to collect my weekly RAF wife's allowance further along the road and then pushing the pram would park it outside of the bakers on  the small parade of shops on the right. Opposite was the church where my son was christened.

A memory of Bawtry by Mary Donnachie

Rendezvous At The Wimpy Bar

I used to sit in the window seat ,very excited as i waited for the 6-30pm bus to arrive from Bircotes hoping it would stop across the road.Hopefully the first person off the bus would be my boyfriend John. He would join me in the Wimpy Bar and here we would drink cokes and listen to the juke box until the 9pm curfew ...Read full memory

A memory of Bawtry
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