Nostalgic memories of Grenoside's local history

Share your own memories of Grenoside 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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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

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I was raised in Grenoside (born 1949) and had an idyllic childhood. My brother and I were heartbroken when dad got a job in Leeds and we moved there in 1959. We left our Grandparents but continued to make the 2 hour trip (before M1 was built) regularly to watch our beloved Owls and visit family. Playing in the Rec (never called (...Read full memory)

We loved playing in the park, hard to imagine that in the 50s the swings were locked up every Sunday.! The old quarry in the park was a playground for many of us, climbing the sides and sliding down on old tins. The stream ran down the back of the gardens of School Lane, at the back of the quarry. Now underground, but then we had to jump over or walk over the stepping stones to get to school.

I lived in the farthest cottage on the left of this picture for a few years. It looks exactly the same as it does now (apart from the lack of hundreds of cars and lorries flying past on Penistone Road)

I lived in Grenoside between 1957 and 1965 and I remember the post office offering children some wonderful goodies. We used to buy bags of sherbert , all colours and red was my favorite.  We would lick our forefingers and dip into the lucious powder sucking off what stuck to our fingers as we pulled them out (...Read full memory)