Memories of Harrogate

Montpellier Night Club

Montpelier night club down the hill from the war memorial. Does anyone remember the club in the 1960s? The night club was one of best late night spots in Yorkshire. Dance floor, meals, bar and gaming room. Cabaret artists each week. 5 bob to get in, 1/9d half a pint. Very dear in those days. Jimmy Cummings was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by John White

Pen Pal

I remember corresponding with a lad named Malcolm Richardson at 2 Claro Ave County Estate during WWII. I have often wondered if he is still alive and where he is. I understand that children were brought from the larger cities to Harrogate to protect them from the bombing by the Germans. I was a school boy in the US and names were ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by Jerry Lee

Harrogate's Station Square 1960/70's

I see Macfisheries and Lindy's Cafe.There was also a cafe called Chequeres that as a child I was advised by my parents not to use.Standings was on the corner of Station Square and James Street providing that old English style of service and olde shoppe tradition,how they are missed...every purchase put into ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate

St James Cinema

I remember the pianist who played for a week at the St James, I had forgotten what he was called until I saw your entry. A few years later I worked at the St James as a projectionist with a Mr Bell; there was a Miss Greenan who was secretary & in the box office. I can also remember one of the usherettes, a very tall girl ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by Edwin Sparrow

Harrogate 1960's And 1970's Help Needed Ronald And Gladys Merritt Shops

Hi All, I am trying to find out more information about my grandparent's who had a couple of shops in Harrogate, They are long passed now, and I myself am in the US. I am hoping from my very vague description of childhood memories, someone may recall the stops or at ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by mickmerr62

Harrogate Station Square

Here is Station Square appearing as its architects intended, an open airy town centre piece. The gardens in the foreground are the Coronation Gardens of c.1953, which complimented the Victorian square admirably. Just as this picture was being taken, the lovely old and deliberately 'low roofed' railway station was ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by Nigel Bunce

Ex St Roberts Catholic School Harrogate

Born in Waterloo Street, Harrogate, in early 1940s. Attended above school until left in 1956. Started work at J.S.Driver, grocers on Beulah Street, Stan Wood manager. Remember 'Syncopated Sandy,' playing piano for whole week at St. James Cinema! Uncle worked at St. James' Cinema,Father at Ritz ...Read full memory

Grand Hotel

Having gained my Air Gunners wing in Egypt I was posted to the Air Crew holding unit in Harrogate where I stayed for about three weeks early on 1945, and again a few months later. I remember the dance held in a marque in the Valley Gardens in August on VJ night (what a night that was!) I was billeted in the Grand Hotel. The CO ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by Anthony Barrs

Harrogate Technical School And Football Team

I lived in Ripon and caught a bus to Harrogate each school day where I attended Harrogate Technical School between 1955 and 1957. I was house captain, a member of the school football team and also a member of Harrogate Schoolboys Football Team. We played our games on another school's pitch, just off ...Read full memory

Search My Father's Family Norman Patrick Black

My father's family lived in Harrogate. The first I knew of this was when I was 30 years old. According to my father, my parents were never married - my mother's name was Ruth Caroline Elizabeth Stone (she died in 1998). My mother changed her name to Ruth Black after my brother Charles Patrick ...Read full memory

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