Bolton Upon Dearne, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bolton Upon Dearne and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Looking For My Bolton Family

My Grandmother kept a newsagents shop on the High Street in Bolton after her husband Frank died in the Bolton typhoid epidemic, leaving her to bring up their three children. She was Ada Beatrice Vamplew and her daughter, Vera, was my mother. Vera died when I was 8 and for some time I lived with her ...Read full memory

Growing Up In The Pit Houses

We were raised in a pit house on Springfield (sometimes 'Avenue') near the far end of Ings lane, in the Fifties. It was a small street, only 6 houses. 2 or 3 keys would open both front and back doors (and the coal-house) of the whole street; but you hardly ever locked the door anyway. Often our small ...Read full memory

Happy Xmas

I was staying at my Aunt Margaret's, and I met a lovely young man called Charley (Chuck )Senior. I lost touch with him soon after. I recently came across an old photo of Chuck, me, Maureen and my cousin Brian Westcott. I had the best Xmas of my life. Are any of you still around? I believe it was Wath-on-Dearne, where ...Read full memory