Horbury, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Lockwoods Of Horbury Circa 1800s 1880s

I just read letters from long past ancestors that state they grew up in wonderful times in Horbury. Joseph Drake Lockwood, brother, Thomas, sister, Nancy and sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth and husband, Joseph Fisher, moved to America to start a Woollen Clothing Company. She brought her daughter Francis ...Read full memory

A memory of Horbury by Nancy Bommer