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Memories of Scawsby
South Yorkshire memories
This photograph is of me and my brother and our friends playing on the 'bumper'. I'm the girl stood up on the bumper with my back to the camera, next to the crouching boy...and my brother is the boy also stood up on the bumper most, facing the camera, 3rd from the left. We all spent every waking moment in the park...those were the days! My daughter suprised me at Christmas with a copy of this photo.
Cricket on The Green
I was brought up in Tennyson Avenue off Sprotborough Road and at weekends in the Summer would cycle 20 or so miles all around south Yorkshire. If on the way to Conisbrough, Barnbrough or the River Don we would pass the Ivanhoe Hotel which, to a 14 year old in 1950 looked to be a very grand place indeed. If a cricket match was taking place on the large field at the back of the hotel we would often abandon our planned bike ride and watch the game. I believe that some very famous YCC players appeared in Yorkshire League matches at this ground.
The Hotel was the original venue for the meetings of the Doncaster Motor Club. Founder members of the club included my father Charles Edward (Charlie) Flinders, Dr Burns and the Raynes brothers Cyril and Eddie who ran the motor cycle dealership in Doncaster. The hotel was often the assembly point for "outings" of the Club and on... Read more
I lived in Rawmish, and as a special treat my dad's mate Tony Williams got his mate the caretaker to let me have my own personal look roun't castle. My dad used to work at the pit offices in Denaby. When I used to go and see my dad in't olidays I'd go train spotting to the station and then ride home making sure I went via the castle.
I have pictures, maps and photos of Sprotbrough Hall demolished in 1925, my mum used to recall playing there - anyone else have memories?
Good Old Days in Woodlands
I came to live in Woodlands in 1945 and attended the infants school which was close to where I lived, at 75 The Park. Aged 8 I then went to Adwick Junior School, our teacher was Mr Bryant and the headmaster was Mr Mellor, from then I went to Sir Percy Jackson Grammar School leaving there in 1957. The Park was a lovely place to live right on the doorstep and was a wonderful play area, combining that with the woods we had a whale of a time. My mates were Colin Haslam, Brian Maskerry, Peter Lough, Gary Gibson and the notorious Roy Whitehead. When old enough went to watch Donny Rovers to see the likes of Alick Jeffery, Peter Docherty, Harry Gregg, Ray Harrison and the funny man himself, Charlie Williams, crowds of well over 25,000. I left Woodlands in 1960 to go into the RAF. I still have two sisters; one lives in Thorne, the other Scawsby, never did go back to live there but have visited a... Read more
My grandmother and mother were born at Adwick Le Street. Lucy Simpson in 1916, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Simpson. Lucy married John Sargent from Thyristor and my mother Joyce was born in 1937. They emigrated to Australia where our family is today.
A Family Christening.
I was born in Park Road, Bentley in 1945 at my maternal grandparents home.
In 1948 we moved to a brand new house in Scawthorpe.
I married my husband in 1963 and had three children by 1968. All my children were 21 when they married and went on to have five children between them. There was Adam in 1988, Dani in 1992, Chloe and Sophie in 1996 and Harry in 1998.
In 1999 it was decided that we would have a large family Christening at the beautiful Arksey Church. It was a quiet June morning when all our families and friends gathered for the unusual Christening of nine of us.
First came me, then my three children, the my five grandchildren. The age range was from fifty four years to nine months.
It was certainly a day to remember.
Later we all gathered at `The White Lodge` (formally Dario`s) for a splendid party and disco.
A family friend managed to capture on video the whole glorious day and I regularly... Read more