Horbury, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The House Of Mercy Horbury

My mother in law was sent from Herefordshire to the House of Mercy (later the Convent of St. Peter) in about 1925 (aged 12/13). She left in 1927 and was put into service in London. I have traced some documents in the Wakefield Archives but I am unable to understand the reason why she was sent to Horbury from ...Read full memory

A memory of Horbury by Jennifer Cook

My Youth

I was born at Springend near Horbury in 1948, lived at 40 Northfield Lane, Horbury emigrated to Australia in 1961. I remember the Library, spent hours there reading the famous five books and secret seven, still do. Whites fish and chip shop opposite the church where I can still remember the incense, yuk, bought a bag of bits for 2 ...Read full memory

A memory of Horbury by Chris Melville

The Cluntergate Man

This old bloke used to haul this massive horse-wagon up Cluntergate, on a regular basis. I mean Cluntergate was this hill... 1 in 12 about... and this bloke used to haul this massive horse-drawn wagon up to the top and beyond. I never knew where he went, or where he came from. He wasn't very big, only a small, scrawny ...Read full memory

A memory of Horbury by Sylvia Kellett