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Earl Grey

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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I lived at the Earl Grey Public House which is seen in front of the church in this photograph

Parkgate as A Child

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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I used to live in Victoria Road and went to Netherfield Lane School, now a block of flats, opposite was a large hut building and I used to go there one evening a week for pirates when we could afford itm I loved it! And does anyone remember coming out of school and all crowding in the old cobbler's shop opposite to shake his hand on our way home, I don't know why we did this but it is something you will not see today's kids doing. And everybody went to Victoria? Park in the holidays, it was packed, the bandstand, Punch and Judy, and paddling pool, everything you could want as a child, why do some things have to change? Oh! and all those lovely bird aviaries and beautiful peacocks, what a magnificent park, no going abroad then! I have been back and as parks go it's nice but not one reminder of the past, nothing but ghosts, so sad. Life was very hard but some of... Read more

Stocks Lane

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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My mother worked in Foxton's the bakers which was on Stocks Lane. It was cobbled with granite 'sets' and I think it had tram lines. As a boy, I was sometimes allowed to go out with the driver of the the bread van to make deliveries to pubs and Foxton's other shop in Parkgate. The area was re-developed during the 1960s - I was away at RAF Cosford when the plans were released. A multi-storey car park was built over Stocks Lane and one Chritmas morning, after church, we drove up to the top floor to get a good view of Rawmarsh. It had been snowing and the ramps were iced up, so coming down I was very glad to reach the bottom without hitting anything.

Rawmarsh in The 1950s

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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I was born and lived the first ten years of my life in Pottery Street. '2 up 2 down' terraced houses with outside toilet. Across the road lived Horace Murfin, a bookie who could always be seen around on his bike collecting betting slips. You could be guaranteed to watch a fight outside his house on Saturday nights after a card school incident. They were the first house in the street to get a television, around 1952. Next door to him lived 'Rag' Elsie and her lodger Johnty, she made a living collecting old clothes and selling pop and sweets from her front room. She used to go round to the Green Lane Tavern every night with two empty pop bottles to be filled with beer. It used to be common practice that when the bailiffs were coming down the street the people at the top end would start banging the fire back with their poker so warning the neighbours. This was passed on all the way to the bottom,... Read more

Good Old Days

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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Rawmarsh Baths every Saturday and Sunday morning - great times with great friends. Saturday afternoons at Baths Hall dance for young 'uns. Later in life, Saturday night dances and some of the top stars and groups of the sixties. Can remember the New Vaudeville band. Worked at every paper shop in Rawmarsh, best paper shop was in the city, close by Victoria Park. Had friends on Pottery Street. I lived on Barbers Avenue, across from the cricket club - a ball through our front window was a regular occurence, but promptly replaced after the cricket match. My father never seemed to mind but I suppose it was his club, and where he went for a drink. Horace Murphin rode his bike up from Parkgate via Barbers Avenue, after hard days bookmaking. We would shout to him, and if he had done well he threw a few coins to us, tanners thruppeny bits and copper. It was a lot of money in those days. Can anyone remember Old Mans Hut,which was... Read more

Rawmarsh Market

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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I can vaguely remember the outdoor market, where the newsagent is now. At the top of Green Lane (near the chip shop), there was a side street (at the back of where the newsagents is now) , and the stalls would be on there. And then when that concrete monstrosity was built in the mid 60's, the market went there. But what was there before? I dont know. There wasn't Bellows Road, what was there, between Stocks Lane and the Earl Grey?

Dennis Thompson Pictures of Broad st Parkgate

St Mary's Parish Church And Market c1965, Rawmarsh
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Both my grandmothers lived around the corner from here in The Green Lane Tavern yard. Michael Thompson here, in Australia, I am interested in selling my dad's original pen & Ink line drawings of Broad Street, Parkgate if you know anyone who may be interested.

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