Memories of Dewsbury

Caddy's Ice Cream Parlour

Was Caddy's ice cream parlour on a corner near the market? Can anybody tell me?

Woolies !

I found this site through a link on another, which had pictures of old buses - http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=51 I commented there on some of the Yorkshire Woollen District Transport fleet, which my dad used to drive. I was born in Dewsbury, Staincliffe to be exact, in 1957 and then lived in Princess Road, Chickenley for a ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Gordon Sharpe

Spencers Mountain Film Shown At Abc Cinema Dewsbury

The film, Spencers Mountain, was shown at the ABC cinema, Dewsbury and all the Spencer families in Dewsbury were invited for the first showing. I was only 6 years old at the time but have fond memories of this night. We also had a family photo taken and I would love to trace this. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Jane Spencer

Dancing

I so remember the Town Hall dances that used to be held on Saturday nights. Being able to go to a dance at age 14 was so grown up. Sometimes if we were feeling a bit naughty we would make our way to the Ben Riley dance hall which was round the back of where HSB Bank is. The only reason we got in was because my mother's younger ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Gillian Frazer

Dewsbury Swimming Baths

Wow... I learned how to swim in this place! Going with the school once a week. One time when I was changing back to my clothes someone stole my swimming costume! Mr Grimes was the swim teacher. I believe he continued for many years. I also remember going without the school later on...

A memory of Dewsbury by Christine Lee

More Caddy''S Memories And Also Queenie

I too remember the tall fizzy Ice creams at Caddy's, I suspect they were simply called Ice Drinks or something. As someone else mentioned (but I can't find it now) The Parlour was between Long Causeway and Westgate, it is now Tithe Barn Street and is the loading bay for the shops on Long Causeway. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Graham Denton

Department Store

As a young girl my grandma used to take me to dewsbury every Saturday and we always went to meet my auntie in Bickers? Cafe I remember it was very posh they used to bring a selection of cakes and buns to your table, very similar to Bettys Tea Room... Then I would get a bag of the best toffee I ever tasted from the market think ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by m.garside25

Delivering Bread In Dewsbury

When I was in my teens I had a Saturday and school holiday job on Newboulds bread van, and although I went to other areas of Yorkshire, I was more often than not on the Dewsbury journey. Our major customer was Knights, who had several shops next door to one another on Ravenhouse Road. They used to take four ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury

Saturday Afternoon Shopping

I remember Dewsbury on Saturday afternoons when everyone was shopping for bargains in the market and shops. You couldn't move for people and trying to go round Woolworths was a nightmare! Everywhere was heaving with people and yet there were very few disruptions of fights - they were reserved for Saturday night ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Betty Sanders

Caddys Ice Cream

I loved Caddy's. Sometimes if I think hard enough I can get the memory of its taste, mmm. I remember having a tall glass of lemonade and ice cream and sitting on leather upholstery in the parlour in town. It was such a treat.  We also had an ice cream van came round and the man had a large brass bell he would ring out ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Annie Devereux

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