Photo of Kirkburton, North Road c.1955

Kirkburton, North Road c.1955

Neg. K75020

Memories of Kirkburton

Willie Jenks

Seeing the familiar stance of Willie Jenks reminds me of the Saturdays when I walked from Shelley Lane with my mate Malcolm 'Pinger' Fitton to get our hair cut. We sat waiting for ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by David Pimm

Kirkburton C Of E School And Kirkburton Secondary Modern

I have many fond memories of Kirkburton, I remember my old headmaster at the C of S school, Mr Pearson, my sister and I still have ...Read full memory

Memories Of My Past

This scene hasn't changed very much. My grandfather Archibald Barnaby Eliott live in the Co-op house which was in Low Town, 'Treacle Ole' as it was called. He used to drive a ...Read full memory

Kirkburton C Of E School And All Hallows Church

Adding to Mr Wroe's memories, I believe that the school Headmaster in 1945 was a Mr Henry Gardam and that Mr Ronald Pearson joined the school ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton

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Just five miles south of Huddersfield on the road to Wakefield, Kirkburton in the 19th century was just as polluted by smoke as its near neighbours. The town was full of woollen mills and corset factories and was surrounded by numerous collieries. Later, the town became a centre for 'fancy' goods such as cords, velveteens and fine woollens.

This is an excerpt from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Robert Preedy