A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

Nostalgic memories of Croston's local history

Share your own memories of Croston and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Add a Memory!

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the 'Add Your Memory' buttons to begin

Add Your Memory for Croston

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of a place that brings back a memory for you and write about:

  • How the location features in your personal history?
  • The memories this place inspires for you?
  • Stories about the community, its history and people?
  • People who were particularly kind or influenced your time in the community.
  • Has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again, as they used to look?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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I remember going to Croston when I was very young, just having a walk round the lovely village and visiting the church. It was only a couple of years ago when I started to compile my family tree that I found out my Nanna's family on my dad's side were from Croston. In the mid 19th century my ancestors the Daltons were the blacksmiths of the village, I have since been back to take pictures of where they all lived and found ...see more

I have happy memories of visiting Croston in the late 1940s-early 1950s. My aunt and uncle, Margaret and Bob Chisholme, lived in part of the Rectory for a few years before moving to a large, rambling house in Station Road next to Walmsleys Corn Mill which was then a working mill. The Rectory was very cold I remember and the rooms were large. There was a water feature in the garden. There was woodland nearby where ...see more