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.

The Coombs Family From Kent Approz 1921 1935

My dad, lived with his family in Bolton upon Dearne from the age of about 3yrs in 1921. They were (like many others) very poor. My grandad, Frank Coombs (who my dad is named for) and my nan, Henrietta (Hetti) with children Margaret (peggy), Nell, Frank, Sid moved for work in the flour ...Read full memory

Early Childhood In Bolton On Dearne

I was born (Dec 1948) over my mothers hairdressing shop in Furlong Road (number 123 I think) , next door to Peter Creighton the butcher (Peter and his wife Alice were my godparents). I can just remember my mother doing her hairdressing while I watched from the back room. I think that one of her ...Read full memory


I lived opposite the Angel Hotel from 1940 to 1955. There were several farms in Bolton and most of the farmers had children my age, so I spent many happy hours in the farm yards and country lanes. My best friend Anne Beaumont was a farmer's daughter. I remember her dad offering us a shilling each if we would hoe the ...Read full memory