Wombwell, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Brampton Bierlow

Grandad was a Winder at Cortonwood Colliery. Lived at 53 Knollbeck Lane.Well known for his model railway in the garden. Variously known as Joe, Job and sometimes Alfred Job Wright. My Dad Sidney now gone some ten years since. Well known model maker. Memories of Traction Bus turning round in junction opposite, walks to ...Read full memory

Brampton Bierlow ~ Concrete Cottages

I was born in 1936 at Concrete Cottages - Brampton. I would appreciate any photos of these old miners' cottages. My sister Margaret died there at the tender age of 10 years. My father was a miner at Darfield Main, we moved to Rother Street when I was 5 years old. I remember moving our few sticks of ...Read full memory

A memory of Wombwell

Happy Days

Hi, I was born in Wombwell at my Grandparents home in Cemetary Rd. My Grandad was the manager of the Co-op grocery shop on high st. George Woolston. My mum was born in Wombwell and her brother. What i remember and loved was , my Grandad had a party each christmas for his staff , and the Salvation Army used to ...Read full memory