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 have to lock your door in days gone by, but ...Read full memory
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 now live near Caerphilly in South ...Read full memory
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 was very sad to see it today, as my father ...Read full memory
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 blacksmith. Dad started at the colliery when he left ...Read full memory
my grandad and granny were , arthur and esther kirkham , my mam was carole she married clive backhouse in 2012 i think after bein together quite a wile , my sistersa and brothers are tina whitehall , kath whitehall , theresa whitehall , craig ...Read full memory
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.
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 hours exploring, even though my grandad used to ...Read full memory
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 and what she did with her life? I think he ...Read full memory
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 shopping, cup of tea at the Market Cafe followed by ...Read full memory
I attended this school 1974 to 1977, doesn't seem to have changed much, that's how I remember it. Can't say that I enjoyed school when I was there (spent many a time wagging). But looking back now, yes they were the good ...Read full memory
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