Cleator Moor, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Emily Mary Hibble

My Paternal Grandmother was named Emily Mary Hibble. She was born at Redbeck Cottages, Cleator Moor. I have never visited Britain, but still fondly remember her memories of a happy childhood. She came over to Victoria Australia on a ship when she was 16. She married Charles Gordon Reid and they were married for ...Read full memory

A memory of Cleator Moor

Slag Heaps

I was born in  Birks Road, Cleator Moor in 1954. I was from a large family called Sheldrake. We lived over the railway bridge towards the brewery. The neighbours that I know of are: the Watsons, the Moors, the Wrights, the Richardsons, the Sumptons (I married one), the Rogans, Dempseys and Brocklebanks. Does anybody ...Read full memory


My father was headmaster, I think at St Cuthberts or St Patricks secondary school and we lived at" Mainscroft" in Cleator Moor. I remember going to school at St Mary's infants and have memories of fr Clayton and the grotto at the church. I remember the walk to school, the quarry pits and the doctors who lived opposite, one of ...Read full memory