Memories of Burley in Wharfedale

St Philips School

At this time (1950) I became a pupil at the above school. The playground was truly superb and it has very recently become a permanent green space for the use of the village. This ground has in it a ha-ha and we younsters (I was 9) used to pretend that it was a shelter to protect us from arrows and spears being ...Read full memory

A memory of Burley in Wharfedale

Our Early Life

We lived my Dad (Roly Inman) Mum (Topsy Inman) with me Michael, and Roger in Shotover up the rough lane off the road by the grass triangle and near the school. I remember Miss Swithenbank who used to teach and lived in the row of stone cottages near the Hermit pub. We used to call on her and she taught me ! Also ...Read full memory

Village And Our House Shotover Burley Woodhead.

Burley Woodhead. We lived in Shotover from my birth in 1942 until approx 1957. My parents moved into the house and the village 1939. When my brother Roger was born in Bingley in 1946 I remember picking him up, and bringing him home. The house then was up a rough lane, the top one of ...Read full memory

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