Bolton Upon Dearne, Bolton Hall c.1955

Bolton Upon Dearne, Bolton Hall c.1955

Neg. B342002

Memories of Bolton-Upon-Dearne, Bolton Hall c1955

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 officers were in charge there. I think some Italian ex POWs worked there too. I'd be grateful if anyone could provide any information about Bolton Hall during the war years. Thanks, Gail

Kids In The 50's

I had a wonderful childhood growing up on Commonwealth View. We played "tiggy" and "can" on the street and roamed over the farmer's fields over the "suicide bridge" and went "mountain climbing" and rummaging on the tips, also many trips to the "milky stream" to catch stickle backs and drink cold tea out of pop bottles. One game we played was "digging to Australia" - funny because that's where my brother and I now live but I'll never forget mischievous night, penny for the guy, May Queen parade and Sunday School Outings. One day a guy came to work and he also went to Bolton on Dearne Infant School, also at the same place I met a great friend who was from Wath. I wonder if anyone is around from those days on Commonwealth View?

Bolton Hall

My aunt and uncle, Lily and Fred Boardman, lived at Bolton Hall until about 1963. They had a clothes manufacturing business, called Ellen Efbee. The factory was on the ground floor and they lived in a lovely flat up the beautiful wooden staircase and behind big double doors on the first floor. Everywhere was lovely polished wood. Most of the hall looked Victorian, especially the pipework, but at the rear there was a door with a stone set in with a date from the fifteenth century engraved in the stone. One day a hole appeared in the grounds where the mine had collapsed and the council used the hole as the local tip for many years. My aunt was a wonderful cook, especially of different types of scones and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolton Upon Dearne

Memories of Bolton Upon Dearne

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

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

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