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Roseberry Topping maps

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Memories of Roseberry Topping

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I remember Great Ayton very well, my Auntie Beanie and Uncle Ron lived there, my mum's sister and brother-in-law. I went there on holiday as a child with my mum and dad and brothers and sisters, it was a long journey in those days, and later on, I took my own 3 sons to stay there, my relatives always made us welcome, and the countryside was, and still is, wonderful. On our visits we would always have a walk up Roseberry Topping, and the sun always shone, or at least, that's how I remember. Good views all around from the top, we never seemed to have enough pop with us on those walks, so were ready for a drink when we got back to Ayton. This place does not seem to have changed much over the years.

Picnics on Roseberry Topping

In the 1960's we as a family nearly every year went for a day out getting the train from Hartlepool to the nearest station to Roseberry topping then there would be the climb to the top where we would have our picnic, we have photos of our picnics.
Anne Young

North Yorkshire memories

Rainbow Trout

The Valley c1960, Kildale
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Now a resident of Australia, I still have fond memories of catching a train to Kildale as a 13 year old and walking over the moors, and later, cycling from Thornaby through Commondale and back home. I remember laying down near a stream that passed under the road and trying to catch a couple of trout that stayed almost motionless as my bait bounced off their mouths. I also remember that there was a Saint Bernard dog in the front garden of one of the houses that always came up to see who was passing by. I have been trying to identify some places on 'google earth' but it seems a bit different  to what I remember. I hope to revisit in 2009 for the first trip home since 1964.
John Mansell

My Childhood Memories

High Street c1965, Great Ayton
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The first house in Waterfall Terrace is where my grandparents lived for many decades. John and Ann Scott. I love that place.


High Street c1965, Great Ayton
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My Great Aunt stayed in Holly Garth and we visited her frequently as children during the 1970's early 80's, I have many, many happy memories of times spent in the beck, herding ducks and Suggit's ice cream, the best on the planet. We spent many hours walking up High Street to the High Green, walking up to Captain Cook's Monument and up Roseberry. My Gran (Laura Armstrong as was) and Grampa used to take us down, they are now 90 and 89 respectively but I believe still have relatives in the village. I would love to bring my son down but we haven't managed it yet, hopefully soon. Ann Harrison, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland

Gribdale Terrace

High Street c1965, Great Ayton
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My memories of Ayton are through Gribdale, I had many relations who lived there, like the Bailey family. If anyone can give me information on any of them, it would be welcome. Thank you.

Parents Live3d Here From About 1914 Till 1933

Christ Church c1955, Great Ayton
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Tracing my family history and led to Great Ayton. My G/mother..Anne Eliza Stabler and my G/father Frederick Henry Stabler lived in Church St...... now Guisbro Road???

Found her unmarked grave recently in graveyard. Died March 1933. Frederick Henry was born in Canada in about 1885, but I cant find out much about him. My father Frederick John married my Mother..Ethel Noble in 1942 in Stockton, moving to Darwen, Lancs where I was born in 1946.

So far, I cant get any further on, he, my father may have lived in 3 Station Road.

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