Memories of Harrogate

The Early Days Of West End School Harrogate

i started school in 1942 when I was 4 years old, and the school was then in one of the large terraced houses in West End Avenue, run by the two"Miss Tait"sisters. I remember having to go into some kind of large van which was parked in the lane behind the houses,with our gas masks on,presumably to ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by mwlburton

West End School The Oval In The Early 50's

Is there anybody out there who attended West End and who remembers having playtimes on the oval, the purpley/blue uniform with those horizontal block coloured ties, lessons on etiquette and table manners? If so please contact me......were the school records and pupil reports archived and if so, can copies be obtained?

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Church On Kings Road

Does anybody have a picture of the church on Kings Road that was knocked down to build the International Hotel?

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

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

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

Church On Kings Road.

yes I remember the church was called the Elim hall I went to Sunday school there whith my 2 brothers tony and Thomas about 1958

A memory of Harrogate by fonty2

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

Saturday Dance Nights

Does anyone remember the Saturday dances at the Grand Hotel? I loved the Jazz dances, especially Acker Bilk, The Temperance Seven and others. The dance floor moved and we hopped jived. What a lovely memory!

A memory of Harrogate by Patricia Kay

Bikes At Baines Corner

I really do remember Baines Bros bike shop - good memories. I bought my BSA there and met all the boys on our bikes at seven thirty every night there - then we looked at the bikes and went to the grotto at Knaresbrough, then on to Wetherby or anywhere there were any more bikes. I loved those days, Peter Dunning ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrogate by Peter Dunning

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