Aspatria, The Old Cross c.1955

Memories of Aspatria


My great-grandparents Robert Close and Annie Head were married at this church on January 8th 1888.

My dad had the grocers shop opposite the gift shop, there was a shoe shop a childrens clothes shop, a launderette, a wool shop, Mrs Tinnion with her small Pekinese dogs, Bobby Askews the hardware shop who sold absolutely everything anyone ever needed. The huge ugly car park was built and some smaller houses were pulled (...Read full memory)

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