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.

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 ...Read full memory

Nelly Ward, My Great Grandmother

My Mum, Marilyn, was brought up in Cleator Moor, mostly by her Grandma, Nelly Ward. She had a sister called Kathy; their father was a GI! Wondered if anyone remembered Nelly, apparently she was a great character.

A memory of Cleator Moor


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 ...Read full memory