Blurton, The Old Road c.1960

Blurton, The Old Road c.1960

Neg. B746003

Memories of Blurton, the Old Road c1960

Critchlows Corner My Home

The image that we are looking at is now my home. It is a beautiful home now. My grandad as a young lad used to deliver papers for the old shop Critchlows Corner. Reading the comments make me think that my home is part of Blurton history.

A memory of Blurton by Nathan Mills

Brings Back Memories Of My Childhool.

I lived in Blurton from 1964 to 1983. My memories of Critchelow's Corner, called so because of the Critchelow sisters who ran the Post Office, is of walking past this corner to get to Gom's Mill and then walk on to Longton. In my dreams when I dream I am back in Blurton, I am often walking down this road, past the Post Office. I can remember in 1970, it was a really hot summer, and I was fascinated with the giant sunflower plants that the Critchelows had grown in their back garden that summer. They were enormous, over 6 feet tall. I was very sad to hear about the closure of the Post Office.

A memory of Blurton

My Memory

I remember I was about 10 and Critchilows Corner was a derelict building at this point, probably in 2000, and we used to try get in to see what it was like inside. I moved away but do visit the area from time to time and it's a housing esate now, seems a shame.

A memory of Blurton by Stacey Healy

Them Were The Days

I remember going to Critchelows corner shop to get my sweets before I went to school, I also remember walking across the fields with my brother to get to Blurton Road Chemist because that was the only one in Blurton at the time to get my mums prescription, we used to buy a liquorice root stick to eat on the way back we always went back via the brook so we could jump it Happy Days!!!!

A memory of Blurton by Eileen Nicklin

Critchlows Corner

The building in view was a Post Office and General Stores, the area was known as "Critchlows Corner" after the name of the family that owned the shop. The post office was the only one in the area. At the age of 10 I would cycle to the Post Office to collect our familys child benefit. The bridge in the background was used by railway engines taking coal from Hem Heath Colliery to Florence Colliery. The trains travelled slowly and on many occasions I have "caught" the train to Longton Park as the line passed it. Sadly the shop no longer exists and the gardens in which it stood are now a small housing estate. The rail line is no longer used due to pit closures.

A memory of Blurton by David Moore
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