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Memories of South Kirkby

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Lee Spencer

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Paul Taylor

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Nicola Metcalfe

My Christening

I was christened here in April 1966. I was born December 1965 - lots of my relatives' funeral services have been held here and it was also where my parents got married in 1956. I ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Tracy Gurner

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Leslie Baddeley

Sinking Feeling

My grandad used to work at South Kirkby pit for many years, so growing up I was forever hearing stories of his days down the mine. Being a very inquisitive child I would spend ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Mark Adams

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

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Sandra Turner

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.

A memory of South Kirkby by Jennifer Paley

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

A memory of South Kirkby by Maureen Briddon

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