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Memories of Dewsbury

Dewsbury Market

My memory of this great and very popular market was during the late 1970's as a young kid and was every kids paradise. My mum worked at what must have been the world's largest sweet ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury

Delivering Bread In Dewsbury

When I was in my teens I had a Saturday and school holiday job on Newboulds bread van, and although I went to other areas of Yorkshire, I was more often than not on ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury

Shopping In Dewsbury

Enjoyed reading everyones memories of the good old days revisiting my home town. Recently, sadly, its gone down hill. There was once many nice shops and the market isn't the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Sylvia Foster

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

The Market And Caddys

My memories of Dewsbury as a girl in the late 1960s, early 1970s. The market. The butcher my mum used (who flirted outrageously with her, and most likely every housewife in ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Jo Anne Smith

The Queens Visit

I may be a year out with the date, apologies. I vividly remember the day a young Queen Elizabeth II visited my home town of Dewsbury. We were in a fever of excitement at my Junior ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Megan Clarkson

Under 17 Rugby League In Dewsbury

In the early sixties I played amateur Rugby League in the Dewsbury and Batley League - there were two levels U17 and U19. I played U17. Firstly for Ossett ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Geoff Bragg

Dancing

I so remember the Town Hall dances that used to be held on Saturday nights. Being able to go to a dance at age 14 was so grown up. Sometimes if we were feeling a bit naughty we would make ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Gillian Frazer

The Market

My granddad used to have the car park opposite the market, he used to run it with the help of my uncles, I seem to remember he used to charge something like a tanner (old sixpence) to ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Linda Pickles

Saville Town

Frank; Did you live on the other side of us? We lived in Kaye Street and a family of Firths lived back to back with us. If it's the same family, your sister was Myrah and she was the same age as me. My dad and me lived with the Majors; Alice & sons Leslie and Douglas. I live in Portsmouth now.

A memory of Dewsbury by Raymond Glynn

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