Ecclesfield Memories

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I visited & spent happy times in Ecclesfied Park when I was a boy and a pupil at Meynell Road primary, junior & senior school from 1944-1954. It was a very good school & I would like to hear from anyone who could share happy memories of those bygone days. Thanks, George Quixall.

Just turned eighteen I was to get employment at Woolley Colliery but had to do my training at Grimthorpe Colliery. We had to do underground training and were to spend many hours looking at safety films on what, and what not to do. Once we had got through the safety drills we were to be issued with pit clothes which (...Read full memory)

Does anyone know the decendants of Moses Yeardley who was a Landlord of the said public house? I am a decendant of his brother Arthur Yeardley, my father was named after him. I know that his Mother was the Landlady of The Royal Oak in Chapletown and that this pub is supposed to be haunted? Hope someone out there can (...Read full memory)

An early memory I have is the Whitsuntide march. We all put on our best Sunday clothes and marched behind a band with our church banner held aloft by the strongest boys. The marching column passed through the village picking up on the way other marching groups of children. These other children belonged to other places of (...Read full memory)

I remember taking my friend's dog Tiny for long walks in the park, down Crofts Path and up again, going to the Willegar at the back of the dam with my net and jar catching sticklebacks only to be told to take them back by my dad. And going in the graveyard hopeing there were some fresh flowers so I could pinch the ribbons (...Read full memory)

i have some wonderful memories of visiting my grandma in the early 1960's in Ecclesfield, and later moving there to live in 1967. my dad's mum and dad lived in Ecclesfield and every Sunday we would go for a walk around the church area and the woods, then my dad would drop me at my grandmas house while he went to the pub, (...Read full memory)