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This photo was taken from the end of Shelford Rd (formerly Stewart Rd). I was born at No 14. My oldest brother always called the pub the Dog and Duck. I think it's a MacDonalds now (?). The main shop on the opposite side is the Co-op. I used to call in on my way home from Goldenhill RC school to (...Read full memory)

My grandad, George toye, used to play dominoes in that pub.

My twin brother Peter & me were born on High Street, Sandyford (No.226) in 1943. Our house was on the right whilst looking at this picture - about 8th up from the Pub. and directly across from the shops with the blinds showing. These were the Co-op. Separate shops as I remember, General Grocery on the left and a (...Read full memory)

Hello, I was just taking a look online at the churches etc in Goldenhill. My late father, James - Jim to many - was buried in St Johns graveyard way back in 1961, hence the interest. Much to my surprise, I saw a posting by my cousin Frank so sent him a little message. Memories of Goldenhill are mixed, my (...Read full memory)

I was in Mrs Machins class at Goldenhill C of E school during this year and our class room was in the grave yard. We were asked one afternoon to do a fire drill and we would have to leave via a door in the back of the room leading to and through the graveyard. There had been rumours of Molly Leigh (Burslem witch) (...Read full memory)

I just wondered if any one of the top end gang would remember my memories of playing football, I was born and bred in Alice Street in 1945. My mum and dad were Hannah and George Etheridge. I also had relatives that lived down Wilson Way by the name of Roberts. I also would like to know if any school (...Read full memory)

Goldenhill (Happy days) My first memories of Goldenhill are visiting my grandparents during the terrible winter of 1947, the snow was said to be five feet thick on Oldcott Drive where it had drifted from across the fields. I also remember flying a kite my grandad had made, we flew it on starvation banks at the top (...Read full memory)

As a child I was terrified of the churchyard, we had to walk past it to get to Wilson Way where my Nan Lizzie Grocott lived. It wasn't so bad in the summer but in winter when it got dark early we would get off the bus opposite the Church and it would loom up like a big dark monster as we crossed the road towards it. My (...Read full memory)

Every year we would go to Pooles on the High Street to get yellow fishing nets so that we could go and collect tadpoles from ponds around the area. We would deliberate for a good while over what colour nets to get but we always ended up with yellow because our Dad said they showed the tadders up best. Tiko (...Read full memory)