Netherside Hall 1940, Grassington
Memories of Netherside Hall 1940, Grassington
Winter at The Hall
As a boy I remember the big open fireplace in the main hall, and the times the large glass sheet above the fireplace falling down - this was to be a yearly thing if I recall correctly. Other memories - making our own snow skis; repairing the old greenhouse; the flying fox; tennis courts in front of the hall; playing football against Grassington School and winning; an old schoolmate playing God Save The Queen on his trumpet after being encouraged by us, then him getting into trouble. Anyone remember these days? - feel free to contact me.
I was at Linton Camp, 1960 to 64, and recall playing foortball at Netherside Hall, I particularly recall getting bathed after the match, in a proper bath, we thought that a bit odd, as we had communial showers at Linton Camp. I think the match was to do with the Upper Wharfedale Cup, we also plyed a few other schools, and I think we won the cup, but cant be sure. I was centre forward, but frankly was pretty naff.
I have been doing a bit of research concerning Linton Camp, or Special Residential Scholl as it was renamed after Bradford Education bought it from The National Camps Assc. Although it was generally known as 'Camp'. I have a few photos of Linton on my web site at:
None sadly of Netherside.
I was born in Grassington in March 1953, in a small cottage in a row of three on Chaple Street. They were known as the "Monkey Houses", as they are probably, still known today. By true locals anyway. My father was born at the town hall as his parents were the caretakers there. He was probably the only person ever born there.
Best School Year of my Life
I was one of the boys at the school from 1955-1958. I had a great time boarding there. Mr Anderton was the head master at the time. I remember we all watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon on a black and wihte TV.
My Memories of Netherside Hall Grassington 1965 to 1967, Hello there, my name is Gareth Helliwell, I was at Netherside Hall from 1965 to 1967. They were great days. Mr Anderton was head master, Mr Young was our teacher and yes, the lad was right, they called him 'Fungus'. I would like people to get in touch with me who were there then round about when I was, it would be great to here from them. My E.Mail address is Gareth1118@Virginmeia.com and my phone No. is 01924 501787, any time will do. If I have spelt his name right, Peter Lekie was the Head Boy there and allso there was a teacher there called Mr. Hastle and the caretaker there was called Joe. Anyone wishing to contact me may do so. I look forward to hearing from you.
Netherside Hall Grassington
Dear Members Gareth Helliwell here from Batley in West Yorkshire. Apologies all round from the last item printed on Netherside Hall. My E.Mail address now is Gareth1118@virginmedia.com - I had missed out the D in media. Anyone still wishing to contact me regarding Netherside Hall, Grassington, May do so with the above address. look forward to hearing from Peter Hurst who was there at the time I was. Look forward to hearing from you, Yours faithfully Gareth Helliwell
Grassington & local memories
Read and share memories of Grassington and North Yorkshire inspired by Frith photos.
My Days at Nethersidehall
I went to Netherside between 1965-1968 and remember raiding the kitchen very well, I was sacked from being the first team footy captain and stopped from being head boy, made deputy of dorm instead. A heavy price to pay, I was gutted. One of my best mates was a lad called Les Campion. My least favourite teacher was Mr Young or as he was better known 'Fungus'. My favourite teacher being Mr Mercer. I also remember playing footy against Linton at Upperwharfdale School. If anyone else remembers owt from this time I would love to hear from you. Ah, memories...
Congregational Church, Grassington.
My Gradfather, the Reverend Thomas Arthur Bairstow was the minister of this church from 1943-47. Leading off one corner of the market square is the grey stone church. It was the last church in which he ministered before he retired due to ill health. I have an old photograph of the Manse taken during the 1940's and it was heartening to find, on a visit there a few years ago, that the Manse and Church remain and especially that the Church is such a lively Christian place of worship.
The mill in the photograph is Low Mill at Grassington. My ancestor William Irving lived here with his family before 1820 until his death in 1843 aged 84. He was a woolcomber. His son James Irving also lived here with his family until his death in 1873 age 93. He was an overlooker. The mill in the photograph has three sections. It is only the centre section which has been demolished. The other two sections are now used as houses and the largest building also incorporates a dental surgery. In the 17th century a smelt mill was built to the left of the stream near Low Mill. The smelt mill has also been demolished.
I was born in Threshfield in 1954. My growing up years were done in Grassington. My Auntie Mary had the Black Horse back then and the chipshop was next door. I went to school in Grassington also and my best friend was Judith Easterby. If anyone knows me please contact me.
Yvonne Booth (Dicken)