Stocksbridge, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Birth Place

I was born Catherine Kenningham 1947 in my Grandmother Rogers' cottage on Manchester Road. My mother was Lucy Rogers who came to Stocksbridge at a very early age.She went to a local school of which l would like know the name. My father Harold Kenningham was in the army and we moved away 1949. My mother was previously married ...Read full memory