Memories of Bawtry
I was born in 1963 in bawtry and until a year ago my mum still lived there. I grew up there with many happy memories. I loved looking at at these photos, some of the shops are still the same only different names. Our neighbors owned Herrings and we used to go and buy fresh yeast and coffee in there, it used to sell everything. The ...Read full memory
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
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 when i had to be home,or else !! Those magic nights bring back fond memories of young love ,which turned into an everlasting love as we approach our 48th wedding anniversary.
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