Goldthorpe, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Goldthorpe and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Childhood Memories

I came upon the website by accident and although I don't live far away now I started to remember my childhood days there.  Born and brought up in Goldthorpe by my parents who both went to the Salvation Army I have many happy memories of playing on the market stalls.  They could be anything in our imaginations, ...Read full memory

The Police Station & Cinema Advertisements

The memory from 1948 reminded me of my first and ALMOST ONLY experience of a cell. My parents were friends of Cliff Hayward of Bolton on Dearne and his family. Cliff was a Police constable on the Goldthorpe strength and when for some reason my father took me to meet up with Cliff at the ...Read full memory

Pantos At The Welfare Hall 1960s

I have just found this site and was amazed at the photo of the Welfare Hall circa 1960. My dad, Henry Dilkes, and his great friend Sid Robinson were the mainstays of the pantos in the early 1960s, with Henry mainly being the comic/Dame with Sid being the straight man, but with a fab singing voice. I have a ...Read full memory