Carnforth, Barge On The Canal 1918

Memories of Carnforth


Angela, the selling out shop was a must when we got our pocket money. And our Christmas parties at the County were just brill. The school was too small for all the pupils and the senior classes were in the Congregational Church school rooms in Hawk Street. We seemed to be always walking back and forth to the school or to the drill hall for P.E.

As a child in the 1960’s and 70’s I went several times with my family to visit Mrs Esther Pomfret (Auntie Ettie to us; she was a relation of my father's) at Carnforth Lodge, Lancaster Road.  I don't think this is shown in the photo. The first time I went there I was fascinated by the old house.  It had a (...Read full memory)

I recall the day the iron footbridge was lowered into place over the canal. I'm probably wrong but I think it was lowered into its position by a huge crane, how they got it to the bridge I've no idea. Have I dreamt this and did it actually come in sections? Before the bridge arrived everyone used the road bridge (...Read full memory)

I too, was born in Kellet Road No.128 and I remember well the Co.op bakery as my dad worked there for a while. After school on Fridays we went to see him at work and were given a cake by the manageress.

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