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I am looking for any information about a family called Mccormack, they lived in Stonehome Terrace, then Goodshawfold, then Hamer Avenue. Phyllis Mccormack was in the army in the 1940s, stationed at Catterick army camp (anything on her would be very welcome). Her parents were Michael Mccormack (he died in the First World War), and her mother was Jane Ellen (nee Heys), she married again to a Herbert Meeks. I know it seems I already have info on the family but there is such a lot missing. Phyllis worked at Springbank Mill, Goodshawfold and at Kippax Mill in the 1950s. Any information I would be very grateful for, thank you for reading this.
The Jesters Pub
Hi, the name's Tony Conway. I now reside in the States and have for the past thirty years. For approximately two or so years I lived and worked in the Jesters Pub in Crawshawbooth. I remember with great affection the people, and especially Tony and June Frame the landlords, they had a daughter Victoria. I also worked for the British United Shoe Co, so travelled to many a shoe factory in the area. I have, since coming to the States, been back to England and Ireland (where I am originally from) many times, but not up to Lancashire. Any info on what happened to the pub and people would be appreciated. With fond memories, Tony. Email: email@example.com
I lived at on Staghills Road (my maiden name was Taylor) and I went to Newchurch C of E School until 1958. I remember Mrs Roberts and Mrs Barlow, the teachers in the top 2 classes. My favourite time at school was when we were allowed to go across to the field at playtime. Sadly the school was pulled down and replaced by a new one down Dark Lane.
Newchurch was a lovely village, then they went and pulled down the houses on one side of the street. I remember Rothwells Butchers, they made lovely potted meat (Ican still taste it!), Schofields had Home Farm, there was a chip shop, a grocers, a wool shop. The Post Office was further down the village, Joe Ainsworth ran it, I used to ride the pony that he owned. When they altered the village they took away a lot of its character. Though I now live in Nottinghamshire, Newchurch is still my home and I love to go back there and... Read more
Thanks For The Memories...........
I was interested to read Elizabeth Taylor's memories of Newchurch. My brother Gregor, sister Alison, and I were born in Greendale Ave, Newchurch and all attended the primary school. I too, remember Mrs Roberts, the Head and Mrs Barlow. All the girls loved Mr Howarth! I also remember Mrs Schofield who used to play parts of Peer Gynt, for us on the piano. My best friend was Elizabeth Hamer whom I have tried to contact - without success. We spent hours riding our pretend horses over Seat Naze and loved playing at the farm, and in Boltons Woods. When my husband and I go back to Newchurch we always visit Jack and Freda Schofield, at Home Farm. I also played with children from Staghills - mainly Jill and Ruth Belcher - I wonder what they are doing now? Does anyone remember Heightside Mission hut in Staghills where we went for weekly prayer meetings with Miss Johnson and Mrs Huband? Elizabeth reminded me of the shops in Newchurch -... Read more
The Bull Ring
The biggest disappointment when I visited Newchurch a couple of years ago, was not to find the "Bull Ring" at the top of Seat Naze where we always played as children. Does anyone have pictures of the Kirk Fair which apparently was held in the village in times gone by ?
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