Memories of Dewsbury

Dewsbury Swimming Baths

I remember having swimming lessons with school at the old Dewsbury baths. I know it later became a squash club because I had my wedding reception there! I live in Brighouse now but don't get over to Dewsbury very much, so I don't know if the building is still there.

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 our ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Gillian Frazer

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 town, ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Jo Anne Smith

What Was The Public House Called?

From this photo there was a public house in front of the town hall over the road but I cannot remember what that was called, could anybody help?

A memory of Dewsbury by Diane North

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

More Caddy''S Memories And Also Queenie

I too remember the tall fizzy Ice creams at Caddy's, I suspect they were simply called Ice Drinks or something. As someone else mentioned (but I can't find it ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Graham Denton

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

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

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

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 and ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury by Megan Clarkson

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