Harrogate, Valley Gardens 1907

Memories of Harrogate


Here is Station Square appearing as its architects intended, an open airy town centre piece. The gardens in the foreground are the Coronation Gardens of c.1953, which complimented the Victorian square admirably. Just as this picture was being taken, the lovely old and deliberately 'low roofed' railway station was (...Read full memory)

I lived in Ripon and caught a bus to Harrogate each school day where I attended Harrogate Technical School between 1955 and 1957. I was house captain, a member of the school football team and also a member of Harrogate Schoolboys Football Team. We played our games on another school's pitch, just (...Read full memory)

My father's family lived in Harrogate. The first I knew of this was when I was 30 years old. According to my father, my parents were never married - my mother's name was Ruth Caroline Elizabeth Stone (she died in 1998). My mother changed her name to Ruth Black after my brother Charles (...Read full memory)

I was there 1957 to 1961 Mrs Gray and daughter Mrs Wayman ran it,wonderful teachers,Mrs.Brittain/English /Miss Leathead/maths.played sports in the Oval.pupils Chris Smith,brother Colin,William Watson,John and Maggie Thompson still see William occasionally,tipped our caps to pupils parents outside the school gates. Harold (...Read full memory)

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