Bramhope, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

How Do You,Owe So Much, To These Caring Folk, Of The 1950s N C H

where on earth do I start, well lets have a bash, do remember when you were a small child. and the staff, ie sisters, the principal, his deputy, the carpenter,the gardener, the matron in the cottage hospital,the baker, the mainternance men,and so on. I will run of a few nams, mr ...Read full memory

Village On A Hill

In 1941, shortly before my sixth birthday, I arrived at what was then a large branch of the National Children's Home & Orphanage, at Old Bramhope. To get there I had enjoyed an exciting (for me) train journey from Kings Cross (London) to Leeds Central Station. There followed a walk (I was carried) to Cookridge Street, then ...Read full memory

Nch Old Bramhope

I went to Old Bramhope in 1934 at the age of one, and was there until 1948, when my father retired as Governor. I was at the school on site until 1943, and was in the Cubs and Scouts. I'm still in touch with a number of old boys and girls, and for a while with former members of staff, but of these there is only Yvonne ...Read full memory

A memory of Bramhope by Tony Hodgetts