Memories of Dewsbury

Woolies !

I found this site through a link on another, which had pictures of old buses - http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=51 I commented there on some of the Yorkshire Woollen District Transport ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Gordon Sharpe

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

Dewsbury Swimming Baths

Wow... I learned how to swim in this place! Going with the school once a week. One time when I was changing back to my clothes someone stole my swimming costume! Mr Grimes was the swim teacher. I believe he continued for many years. I also remember going without the school later on...

A memory of Dewsbury by Christine Lee

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 Trinity ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Geoff Bragg

Caddys Icecream

My name would have been Cadamarteri if not for a family argument. As a descendant of Caddy's ice-cream it's great to hear it was loved. I would love to find out more, does anyone have any photos? Or more information? Thanks.

A memory of Dewsbury by Steven Gray

Caddy's Ice Cream Parlour

Was Caddy's ice cream parlour on a corner near the market? Can anybody tell me?

My Childhood

This picture reminds me of the time when a petrol tanker careered down Wakefield Road and crashed into the side entrance of the town hall. This road (pictured) was closed off for a day ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Janet Hagger

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

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