I was born in Victoria Terrace in Cleckheaton, which I think is near the old railway station. This was in the 1940's and although my family moved away from Cleck in 1950, I still visit my roots every few years. Does anyone remember the Sunday evening concerts at The Town Hall with Tommy Parkinson's orchestra? My dad played the piano in the orchestra. As a young man in the 1920's and 30's he had played for the silent films at the Savoy cinema. I have happy memories of visiting my grandma who lived in Cross Crown Street and other family members in Thorntonville. I also remember the old Central Chapel when it was still used as a church. My friend and I used to go to the youth club there! My most recent visit to Cleck was in 2011 and I still recognise the main landmarks like the town hall and the memorial park, but the rest has changed a lot over the years. I seem to remember a... Read more
Does anyone remember Charlie's exchange mills? It was C. HIRSTS & SON. I am trying to trace June who worked in the offices. June.
I was born at 2a Brooklyn Street, better known as Peggy Alley, Cleckheaton. I grew up in was a wonderful place of industry, hence it's motto on the arms: Industry Enriches.
Memories of West Yorkshire
Hare Park Terrace
My uncle and aunt, Frank and Lilian Simpson (nee Wilson)used to live over looking the Spen Valley in a terraced house on a hill at the bottom of which was Rawfolds Mill. Is the photo H199022 this road and is the wall on left the entrance to the terrace houses? If not, is there a map showing this terrace, or a photo?
Wondering if there are any records relating to gardening activities in the late 1800s/early 1900s. I believe my great grandfather, Henry King, worked at Hunsworth as a gardener until he was 80 years old. Family story also has it that he assisted a William Russell in the cultivation of Russell Lupins when working as a gardener. Was there a 'big house' at Hunsworth that may have some records of this?
Roberttown Infants School
It sits opposite Roberttown community centre and it used to be a school but it's been renovated now to an apartment block. Luckily, it still resembles my old infants school - I live in America now but I have such fond memories of my childhood growing up in Roberttown. This was before Roberttown Grange was built too, I think that was built around 1974?
Heckmondwike in The Early 1960s
I remember the market so well, it was the heart of Heckmondwike. You could buy anything from it, including clothes, meat and veg. The pork pies sold there were beautiful, and the beef dripping. I remember buying a dress from Rothery's stall, she let me take it home to try on. It was the height of fashion for me then, in black and white and very short too. I loved it.
So many memories oh Heckmondwike when I was growing up.
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