Stocksbridge, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Stocksbridge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

420 Rimmington Row My Home

I lived at the above address with my mum Evelyn and dad Jim Hoyle who for a time was the caretaker at the Stocksbridge C Of E school just across the road. My sisters Valerie and Vivien and I lived with with our parents in a one down and two up house at 420 . The other downstairs room of the house contained my ...Read full memory

In The Shadow Of The Steel Works.

It is indeed Hunshelf Bank, and the school was probably Stocksbridge County Primary, although there were a couple of church schools as well. I spent my first 17 years on Unsliven Road, Stocksbridge. It wasn't until I was 11 and stepped off the 'Barnsley Bus' into the silence of Silkstone that I realised ...Read full memory

Sunday Mornings.

From about 1961, it was my job to be up at 4.30am every Sunday so as to pack paperbags for delivery througout the valley. Then when I had passed my driving test I had to deliver the bags to the lads for them to do the rounds - all 29 of them. This was a great way for a lot of people to earn spending money especially at ...Read full memory