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Memories of Darfield
South Yorkshire memories
Cross Keys Black Bull
Can anyone tell me when the Black Bull and the Cross Keys got pulled down to make way for the Roundabout and junctions of Kendry, Ardsley, Wombwell and Lundwood. It was at the Cross Keys where my wife and I, had our reception, where we'd also spend a few hours within the Black Bull. Just a few yards from there was Wombwell Lane, of which we were living within a guest house. It was whilst living there within the attic, on a Sunday early afternoon, we were somewhat disturbed by a huge whistling sound which sounded like a jet plane going by at low altitude. What followed was maybe four loud supersonic bangs. There was some debris of what sounded like clinking metals hitting, and then sliding down the slate roof. Believing that it was a jet plane that had crashed somewhere at the back of the house, we were quick to get dressed and dash down the stairs, where we saw our landlord somewhat startled by the sound. It... Read more
Born in York Street, moved to Rimmington Road. I had friends at Barnley Road Primary, St Johns Junior and Barnley Road Methodist and the Brownies there. Remember Joyce Brooks, Sharon Guest, John Mason, Linda Lapinsky, Pat Thornley. From Windmill Rd and Linda Savoury. I became a "Black and White Minstrel" played Coronation Street and Crossroads. Married and live in South Africa. I remember the Friday market, the wool shop, the off licence and Mrs Logde's shop for sweeties in York Street. Would love to connect with old friends firstname.lastname@example.org
I somehow remember your name (Barry Gillis) but not quite sure why. Also remember David Wilkinson possibly from Kings Road School. I do remember Josephine Pickles and her friend Josephine Watson also from Windmill Road. I left Wombwell in 1963 so do not know what happened to many friends of my own age. I have fond memories of going to the "Res"in Wombwell Woods every Sunday with my father, Ben Jeavons, and Park Street Methodist Youth Club where I met the Josephines. Also the "Coffee Bar" on Wombwell High Street which opened around 1958 and where we all spent hours with one orange juice, goodness knows how they made a living. I Would be interested to know the whereaboouts or anything of Janet Moore, Ann Greenfield, Helen Ward, Janet Butcher. I was born and lived in Hough Lane and moved to Doncaster when I married in 1963. Happy Days. Susan Jeavons now Southam
We lived in Wombwell from1970-80, we lived on the Dove Rd Estate. We have lovely memories of our time in Wombwell before we emigrated to Canada. My kids went to Park St. School then Wombwell High. Shopping at Hillards, the Co-op, Woolworths & Tesco's which later became Shoppers Paradise. "The Feast", which was a yearly event, and many more nice memories.
Memories of Lundhill
I remember playing down the hillies on what is now Wombwell Golf Course. This area was once a thriving pit, until in 1857 a large explosion brought death and misery to the area called Lundhill. 189 men and boys were killed. After a great deal of reseach I found out that 2 of my ancestors were amongst the dead. My book on the disaster will be published soon, called 'A Little Wax Candle'.
My other memories of Wombwell are: riding through the woods whilst hanging on to a coal bucket traveling from Wombwell main pit, to Blackerhill; birds' nesting under the viaduct which carries the railway; riding on a piece of pit belt down Wombwell main pit stack; watching the stock cars racing around Station Lane speedway track; dancing in Wombwell Baths on Friday and Saturday nights.
Growing up in Wombwell.
My family and I, the Oughtons, lived at 53, Wombwell Main Row, a community for miners and their families. My dad worked at Darfield Main pit all of his life up until early retirement in the early 1980s. I have kept in touch with many of my life-long friends, as I call them. They will remain in my heart forever. I remember the Sunday School anniversaries at Hough Lane Methodist. The Whitsuntide Walk, Wombwell Feast, not forgettingl friends from the Modern School. I left Wombwell in 1967 when I married, my husband in the textile trade came from Huddersfield where we lived until we emigrated to the States in 1973. To me Wombwell never changes. I managed to get back to my home town every two years. It's a treat seeing relatives, old neighbours and everything else. My parents[ Russ and Irene] have long since died, sadly missed and much loved. I love Wombwell.