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Memories of Blackley

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THE HOUSE WE LIVED IN

I remember moving into a large old house on the corner of Oakes Road South and Tanyard Road back in 1956/1957 when I was around 6 years old. The house was named 'Hollins House' and had enormous rooms with high ceilings and a large hall with a wide shiny bannister, big enough to slide down. At the top of the stairs was a landing with a huge arched window where the stairs turned left onto a large landing area. The front door opened into a small hall which lead onto a large inner hall area. The back door had a latch and was hardly ever locked. During the winter of 1963 the snow was so deep we had to dig our way out of the back door before we could get out. When we moved in Tanyard Road was a narrow track which ran alongside the house where the local grocer would lead his horse Daisy to graze in a feld at the back.There was no council... Read more

Growing up in Milnsbridge

I was born in 1935 at 25, Pickford Street and lived at that address until I was married. I have so many memories of those years. My first is about New Street Primary School. I lived 100 yards from the school and before I was old enough to go to school I used to go to the school gates and watch the children line up; girls in one half and boys in the other, divided by iron railings, which were later taken down for the war. Once the children had gone into the school I used to take my little red car into the playground and play there all morning - by myself. Later, I went to the school and at the age of eight took my first swimming lesson in the 10 yard pool. I have a certificate signed by Miss Brunning the Headmistress, having learned to swim 10 yards. My pal, Ramond Beever, was in a fortunate position as his father was the school caretaker, consequently we... Read more

Happy Times

Beaumont Park c1960, Huddersfield
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I lived not very far from Beaumont park and as a child I used to go there along with friends, my sister or my brother, I remember the huge slide that was there and the long metal rocking horse that was on the field. The park was great to visit even at winter times, but the best was the summer when the ice cream shop was open and also the large paddling pool was available. Walking down the wide pathways you would come across the stone lions and the lovely monkey trees. The park will always have a special place in my childhood memories.

Boiler Man

The Hospital c1960, Huddersfield
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My dad Norman Kay, was Boilerman at the hospital during the year of the Queen's Coronation. I was seven years old and I remember the rain, we had our party in a house. Dad was born at Golcar .

Birth Place

Huddersfield is where I was born.

Grandpa Farrar,

My wife, Florence May Wilkinson (nee Davies) stayed in Southowram circa 1940 with a Grandpa Farrar. He was an elderly gentleman, quite deaf, and he used to read aloud from his Bible – whilst Florence hid under the large table listening. He had a great influence on her life. He still taught in a non-conformist Sunday School in the village. Florence’s Aunt was in service to him – the house was in a terrace.

St Luke Hospital Blackmoorfoot Road

1948

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