I was born in Lower Wortley, and until the reservoir was built on the ring road, can remember the ring road floading. I went to Lower Wortley school, then Thornhill which isn't there anymore, my brother and mum still live in Wortley. Western Flats Park was my stomping ground, and we used to play on the hills behind the ...Read full memory
I used to go to Beeston school and remember happy days. My teacher was called Mrs Spencer, she was really strict and used to scare me. There was also a teacher called Mr Shipman, a bit of a tonge twister. I have been looking for a picture of the school, can anyone help me?
l lived in Chester Place with the little veg shop on the corner. Across the road was another street (I don't know what this was called), it had a undetakers tucked away in the corner. We would hang the washing out across the road, l remember trying to get the kids' nappies dry and having words with the woman next door as l put ...Read full memory
I also went to Beeston school and remember Mr Shipman and Miss Booth, the rumour amongst the kids was that they were secret lovers! My dad also went to this school in the 1940s and 1950s and was taught by Mr Shipman, and my grandad went there just after the First World War. When I started the school it was the old building, then I transferred to the new modern school which was built behind it.
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