Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Caddys

I remember Caddy's, that was our weekend treat. I tried to get one of the rounda seats that went around a pillar. The ice cream in pop was my favourite "ice cream soda" with the long glass and long spoon. Then a look in the toy shop window next door. Can't remember the name of the toy shop.

A memory of Dewsbury by Margaret Moult

My Home Town

I was born in Ravensthorpe in 1937, went to school at St Saviour's infants and the Secondary Modern school until I was 15 years of age. I began working at Hartley Bros, a leather mill at ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Ken Parratt

1960s

I loved the shops that were around - J&BS Hodgsons, Wilkinsons and many more. Dewsbury had plenty of shoe shops. I started working at Freeman Hardy Willis - my first job after leaving school ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Sylvia Foster

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