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Memories of Bolton Upon Dearne

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 ...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

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

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

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolton Upon Dearne


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

258 Furlong Road

I was born at 258 Furlong Road in 1944. I lived there with my mum and gran for 5 years till we moved over to Purston Featherstone in 1950. My gran was called Elsie Nowell, the years we spent there were wonderful...I always classed Bolton-Upon-Dearne my home. I would love it if I had a photo of that part of Furlong ...Read full memory

Old Ings Lane1936

That is the year I was born at 23 Ings Lane. I went to Bolton Infants, on to junior school then Dearneside School. I worked at Wath Main Pit for 14 years. In 1968 I went to live in Torquay and lived there for 32 years, then I went to live in Thailand for 8 years, returned to the UK in Oct 2009 and am now living ...Read full memory

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