Memories of South Kirkby

Memories And The Tunnel

I remember the loyalty to family and friends who worked at the pit. My grandfathers (Frickley) did, my father was a fitter and turner there at South Kirkby colliery. I ...Read full memory

Colliery Blacksmith

My granddad, Arthur Walker, was a miner at South Kirkby colliery until his retirement around 1960; and my dad, Richard Edwin Walker, known as Ted to his mates, was a ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Roy Walker

My Dad

I remember the snows of 1963, I was four, looking out of our bedroom window on Camp Road and the snow was drifted up to the windowsill! Gorgeous memories of our bedroom fire making ...Read full memory

The Bailey Family

I have lovely childhood memories of visiting Nanna and my Aunties in South Elmsall/South Kirkby. Saturday mornings were always spent at Elmsall Market doing the weekly ...Read full memory

Invicta Knitting Mills South Kirkby

Regarding your message, Jennifer Paley nee Bradford. It was so good to see the picture of Invicta Knitting Mills again and to hear you had worked there. It ...Read full memory

Jennifer Paley (Nee Bradford) Memories!

I worked at the Invicta from leaving school in 1961. I worked as a button holer my name is Jennifer Paley nee Bradford. If you remember me please leave a message on this site.

1940s Courting Days

Not really a memory of my own, but my father remembers going out with a young lady from South Kirby called Violet Shaw who lived on Clockrow Grove. Does anyone know of her ...Read full memory

More Happy Memories Of My Dad...

I have chosen 1958 as, being born in 1954, my memories start from around then. Angie, my sister in crime, who was 18 months older than me, was a big influence, ...Read full memory

The Good Old Days

I attended this school 1974 to 1977, doesn't seem to have changed much, that's how I remember it. Can't say that I enjoyed school when I was there (spent many a time wagging). ...Read full memory

Memories Of Little Wigan

I grew up on the estate near Kirkby pit known to locals as Little Wigan. It was a great place to live where everyone knew each other and I know peaple say you didn't ...Read full memory

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