Memories of South Kirkby

Common Road Infant And Junior School

I attended this school from 1962 to 1970, living in First Avenue, South Kirkby. Infants was a lovely time with motherly teachers, afternoon naps and lots of play. Mrs Stewart was the head - she was stern but fair. The juniors was where you encountered more discipline and men teachers, Mr Thorpe was ...Read full memory

Albert Street

I have lovely memories of albert street mill lane coming over here to live from leeds we got a house on albert street i was only four but remembet pushing my little pram over the lockies to my grandad tonges who lived onfeatherstone villas every one helped eachother then and you knew who your neighbours where not like today ! happy memories.....

A memory of South Kirkby

Memories Of Little Wigan

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 down Little Wigan you realy didn't. Virtually all my family worked at the pit, either down it or on the ...Read full memory

My Christening

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 Wales. My father is travelling to Yorkshire on Sunday as my mother's brother passed away on Bank Holiday ...Read full memory

Invicta Knitting Mills South Kirkby

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 in law Mr. John Briddon owned it, retiring from the business about 1958., and apart from myself, the ...Read full memory

Colliery Blacksmith

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 school aged 14, in 1936, as a blacksmith's striker, eventually becoming a blacksmith himself. I ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Roy Walker

Family

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 backhouse , kerry backhouse , liam backhouse an rebecca backhouse

Jennifer Paley (Nee Bradford) Memories!

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.

Sinking Feeling

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 tell me how dangerous it could be round the colliery. He used to also live on the Northfield ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Mark Adams

1940s Courting Days

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 says she went to be a nurse. Also, a grt-grandfather on my mother's side, Cuthbert Dunbar, died as a ...Read full memory

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