Askern, The Lake c.1955

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Caption for Askern, the Lake c1955: Askern is seven miles north of Doncaster. For a few brief years in the early 19th century it was a spa; its strong sulphuretted medicinal waters were said to resemble those of Harrogate.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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Hello. Just been looking at some of your letters. I remember Jack Hopes farm in Norton, my mate worked for him for many years and also Mr Clowes. I do remember him, I worked down Askern pit and I remember Alan working down pit as well. I started in 1964, after leaving Sutton Rd School on the (...Read full memory)

My father Alan Clowes died down Askern pit on 20/5/1980. I've looked on lots of websites concerning Askern colliery but I can find no reference to him. I was 13 years old at the time and would like to know more about it. I don't live in Askern any more and would imagine most of the people involved may now have passed. He would now be 77 years old.

I am researching my family history and found that my great-grandfather John Futtit was a pupil and boarder at the Besthorpe boys' school, the family had moved from Askern to Cottam in Nottinghamshire to farm, but even though John was born in Askern his life was spent in Cottam, but his father sent (...Read full memory)

My mother's family mostly lived in the Askern area in the 1960s. I am trying to find any family still living there - the family name was Rosbottom.

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Caption for Askern, the Lake c1955: Askern is seven miles north of Doncaster. For a few brief years in the early 19th century it was a spa; its strong sulphuretted medicinal waters were said to resemble those of Harrogate.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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