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.

Bolton Hall

My grandparents lived at the co-op in Bolton. My grandad was the manager there in the 1930 s. Their names were Percy and Irene Ibberson. Later they moved to Wath, to the big shop in the centre. My mother, Lilian, worked at Bolton Hall during the war. She told me it was the HQ of the northern command. Some high ranking ...Read full memory

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

Joseph Askew

My Great Grandad Joseph Askew came to Bolton-upon-Dearne around 1876 from Lincolnshire . He worked at the newly opened Wath Main Colliery (where there is now a Golf Course) On doing my family tree I found out the he and his wife Sarah had 14 children, 7 boys and 7 girls. They lived in the old Ladycroft Terraced houses ...Read full memory