Back in the good old days, I remember mother polishing this big open fire range. To me at that time it look like a monster, but she polished it till you could see your face in it; she were very proud of the fire place. On ...Read full memory
My name is Tom Smith, I was born in 17 Gervis Rd, Collyhurst flats in August 1945. My dad was Jack Smith and my mam was Ada; there were 6 kids, John, Mary, James, (me) Andrew, and Arthur. To me the ...Read full memory
Hi My Name is Robert Elsey born in 1950 in Sheffield, but used to visit and stay with my grandparents May & Richard Howarth at 485 Collyhurst Road situated the next block of terraced houses just below the Joiners ...Read full memory
I too was born in Collyhurst and we lived on Providence Place. My brother went to the tin school and we have a photo of him walking in the Whit Walks. Marcell Guest Paints is now on the site of Providence Place ...Read full memory
I went to St Catherine's school in Collyhurst in the 1940s and 1950s, does anybody remember this school? I cannot find any records or memories from my school, is there anybody out there who remembers me, Jean Duffy? ...Read full memory
Well, I would like to say that I replied to a number of members on this forum who kindly replied back to my messages to them, I must say though that I am surprised and disappointed that no one ...Read full memory
I was born Heather Pickering in 1952 and lived from there on in Collyhurst Flats. I also remember playing on Barnies tip and getting into trouble from my mother for doing so. I went to St James primary school and left there ...Read full memory
My dad's family lived in the Collyhurst dwellings around 1910 - 1940 not sure exact dates; their name was Hill and there were 12 in all, 6 brothers and 6 sisters. Does anyone remember any of the Hills? If so, it would be nice to hear from you. Michael's daughter, Angela.
I was born in Weber Street (now Collyhurst Road) and went to St Malachy's from 1950 to 1957. I have really fond memories of my childhood, with picnics in Queen's Park (water and jam butties) to walking on Whit Friday and later ...Read full memory
Our Street was named Aston Street at the back of the Kings Arms pub in Rochdale Road. It was an amazing little street with a tripe shop and pies at the top of the street, a garage next door which housed Johnny Raffo's Ice Cream ...Read full memory
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