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Historic maps of Styrrup and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Styrrup maps

Styrrup photos

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Harworth| Bircotes| Oldcotes| Tickhill| Blyth| Langold| Scrooby| Bawtry| Carlton-In-Lindrick| New Rossington| Wadworth| Maltby| Barnby Moor| Laughton En Le Morthen| Dinnington| Finningley| Anston| Blaxton| Conisbrough| Retford

Styrrup area books

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Memories of Styrrup

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South Yorkshire memories

Cross House Stores

Market Place c1955, Bawtry
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I was thrilled to see your photo of the market including Cross House Stores (the building on the far right of the picture). We lived there in 1955 for about 2 years. The front was a wine and spirits store that my father managed. I recall that the cellar of that house was over a thousand years old and had a secret passage that led to a monastry down the street that a carriage which could be driven through underground. The passage had been walled off. My sister and I attended the Pilgrims School of Scrooby, which was a two room school, currently a private residence I believe. I'm not positive, but I think it now called Pilgrims Oaks. My father, previously had been the policeman for Bawtry and the surrounding area. We lived in the police house that still stands at the corner of Ingham Rd and the Great North Rd.

Watch on The Great North Road

Market Place c1955, Bawtry
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My parents lived at Sprotborough and were great motorcycle and sidecar enthusiasts although by 1968, the Triumph Speed Twin and sidecar had given way to a Morris Minor, later to be replaced with a Triumph Herald.  On Friday or Saturday evenings their favourite outing would be to Bawtry.  Parking in the Market Place as in this photograph, they would simply sit and watch the huge variety of traffic passing on what, until the Doncaster by-pass A1(M) was constructed, was the Great North Road between London and Scotland. A pint at The Crown and fish and chips in newspaper then completed a perfect evening.

My wife and I stayed at The Crown in late 2006 and to the casual visitor, very little seems to have changed in the Market Place area.  Outside the town, the main railway line from Kings X to Edinburgh is now electrified and the roads are less busy because of the loss of through traffic.  The old railway station is long gone and the site is... Read more

RAF Camp

Market Place c1955, Bawtry
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I lived here on the RAF camp in a Nissen hut married quarters. I had my first baby in Worksop Hospital. I used to walk from the camp down to the village to collect my weekly RAF wife's allowance further along the road and then pushing the pram would park it outside of the bakers on  the small parade of shops on the right. Opposite was the church where my son was christened.

All Day Picnics

It might have been as early as 1959 when I would have been 6 years old that on a summer Sunday a picnic would be prepared, and along with two older bothers and a younger sister we would walk to the Abbey. Dad would pay the entrance fee and find a suitable spot to set up camp among the ruins. The day would be taken up with paddling in the stream running through the grounds (Health & Safety would probably ban this activity these days as higher upstream the sewerage works pumped whatever into the stream). The grounds used to be packed with other picnicers enjoying the day.

St. Leonards Outings

Every year the children in the Sunday School at St. Leonards Church at Dinnington would be taken to Roche Abbey for a picnic. They originally used a horse and dray to take us, and we used to take sandwiches and pop, and run about all day. We also used to climb on the gatehouse roof and think we were very brave. The boys used to climb up the steep slope behind, but they wouldn't let girls do it. The horse and dray used to come into use again on Whit Sunday, when the piano was put on the back and the children were also put on, and used to go round the village singing. This was also used when the May Queen was picked. Happy memories!!! Pam Cook nee Darkin

The Barracks

I can remember playing tiggy on the barracks, a hide and seek game, people then gossiped at the gates, hard time's, going errands for me gran Tomney, going for a gas bob to Clackis shop at the top of the barracks, shop is still there now. Ration books, little shops, Burdets butchers, Gallons shop on Laughton Road and the meadow to name a few. But I've been told there was a cemetery where the the bus station now is - can anyone remember this please?

Memories of my Childhood in Rossington.

The Colliery, West End Lane c1955, New Rossington
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My story starts on the 1st of March 1950, the date of my birth at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.  My parents Jack & Mary Flather lived in Old Rossington at 65 Haigh Crescent, living with relatives (Guy) until a house became available for our family to move into. We then moved to 57 Gattison Lane one of the many council houses built for mining families in this area.  My father (Jack) worked firstly as a miner and then a deputy at the pit.  My mother did many jobs such as working in the fields picking vegetables which were in season at the time of year, and we as children used to pick peas and beans to supplement our pocket money in the summer holidays, competing with the older women for the best rows which yielded more produce and better weights to fill the sacks which were weighed and a ticket produced to exchange for cash at the end of the day.

I attended Rossington church school with my two brothers... Read more

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