Memories 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 ...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 ...Read full memory

The Good Old Days

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

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.

My Dad

I remember the snows of 1963, I was four, looking out of our bedroom window on Camp Road and the snow was drifted up to the windowsill! Gorgeous memories of our bedroom fire making shapes on the ceiling and being warm as toast as ...Read full memory

More Happy Memories Of My Dad...

I have chosen 1958 as, being born in 1954, my memories start from around then. Angie, my sister in crime, who was 18 months older than me, was a big influence, always game for adventure. Nothing phased ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of South Kirkby by Roy Walker

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

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