Memories of South Kirkby

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

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

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

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

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 her! We, along with our other siblings, spent a lot of time outside. None of that sitting in front of ...Read full memory

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 me and my brothers listened to the howling north wind outside. Our dear dad, Jim Taylor, fought (or ...Read full memory

Memories And The Tunnel

I remember the loyalty to family and friends who worked at the pit. My grandfathers (Frickley) did, my father was a fitter and turner there at South Kirkby colliery. I miss the place. I remember digging a hole with my next door neighbour Mr Brown, we found big bricks that were the outer of a tunnel headed out to ...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 old days. I had many great mates and we use to get in trouble quite a lot, caught smoking in the ...Read full memory

The Bailey Family

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 fish and chips to eat after catching the bus back to Nanna's house. If you have any memories of the ...Read full memory

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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