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Memories of Beighton
South Yorkshire memories
I remember living at 2 Chapel Street, it was a grocery shop fronting a farm owned by the Jarvis family. And I remember my uncle charging accumalators in a shed in their back yard.
Posted by Ted Williams.
I was born on Alexander Road in 1944 and moved to 79 Aston Terrace in 1945 and these were one of the best times in my life. We were known as the middle row and I can remember most people in the row; Tylers, Barnses, Davises, Scotts, Hibberts, Hazards, Marshes, Tipples, Jones, Adsetts, Scarfs, Dewicks, Tompkins. I remember we used to go down to a place called 'the hillies' where there was a small pond and sand and pebbles. We would catch sticklebacks in the pond; the hillies are now under the Rother valley buried forever. The old iron bridge is still there though I often walk over it and remember the old times. We also played cricket & football on the old playing field which is now the Aston bypass. I also remember going over the old wooden bridge at the bottom of Pit Lane. The garage down Pit Lane used to be our school till it burned down, it was called the Chappel School. Mrs Ritson was our... Read more
Moving to A Brand New Council House
I was born on Aston Terrace (leading down to Brookhouse colliery) in 1956, lived there till I was 3-4ish yet I can remember running down to the bridge to get there before the steam train passed under the bridge, memories I still treasure along with the friends I knew there, many of them also moved to the new council estate. Many of them no longer with us but not forgotten. One of the strongest memories I have is of sliding down the side of the tip on the blade of an old shovel we found, and playing on some old cranes left to rot at the top of the terrace. Could go on for ever but getting to the end of my word allowance. Would like to see pics of the old terrace if any exist, I ain't found any yet (mum - Margaret, dad- Jozef). If you have any pics of old Aston Terrace I would be glad to see them I.M me ok ?
I was born in Aston Terrace in 1954 and remember running to the bridge to see the steam trains and also the big slag heap that my brothers used to slide down. I also remember the gas man that used to light the street gas lamps outside our house. We lived on the middle terrace; I remember their was the Davises, the Tomkins, the Jones's, and the Tipples. We moved to a new council estate in Aston about 1958. I then went to Swallownest School and moved to Aston Springwood School which was a new school built on the field behind our house. I have many memories of using bales of hay with friends making dens in that field, before the houses and school were built.
I remember sliding down Outcrop and sitting on wooden steps leading to Brookhouse pit. On pay day miners used to give us some coppers and we would share them out. I used to go and see Guddy Pearson, a homeless man who lived in one of derelict houses on Aston Terrace. Our roundabout was at the sewerage, they had a thing like a roundabout with water coming out on a bed of stones. I can also remember when a cage accident happened at pit, all the women went running down to pit to see if thier loved ones had survived. I was only about 7 at the time. I can remember having to be dug out of house one winter as it was feet deep with snow, and my mum had bought me a hula hoop for Xmas and I couldn't go outside because it was that deep. There was only one house had electric and they called him Albert Silkstone, he used to charge us a penny to watch... Read more
I lived on Rosedale Road and went to Aston Springwood School. I have good memories of my life there, my friends were; Josie Jones, Julie White, Linda Vardy, Norma Tomkins, Susan Edwards and Maralyn Davis. I moved to Cheshire in 1975 after getting married but my family still live around the Aston area. I have lots of happy memories of my life in Aston through the 60's & 70's.
Little Hills / Pit Lane
Born 1937 Kiveton family. Remeber getting on the bikes with my friends, riding over what we called the little hills down the pit lane to the tunnel top. Carrying an old clothes horse and a blanket, that was our tent. Take an old frying pan to cook the tiddlers we had caught. It was great. Having a game of kit can and spinning the wooden tops. Scrumping old Mr Thompson apples at the back of Dawson Terrace, him chasing us with a big stick. Sitting under the table listening the bombs dropping over Sheffield. I could go on. Things were good then