Harrogate, Valley Gardens 1907

Memories of Harrogate


i started school in 1942 when I was 4 years old, and the school was then in one of the large terraced houses in West End Avenue, run by the two"Miss Tait"sisters. I remember having to go into some kind of large van which was parked in the lane behind the houses,with our gas masks on,presumably to (...Read full memory)

I see Macfisheries and Lindy's Cafe.There was also a cafe called Chequeres that as a child I was advised by my parents not to use.Standings was on the corner of Station Square and James Street providing that old English style of service and olde shoppe tradition,how they are missed...every purchase put (...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 spent some of the happiest years of my life in Harrogate, working in "The Grange" hotel (an old peoples home basically, along West Stray), I also worked in "Blind Jacks" behind the Prospect Hotel (we sold Old Peculiar ale and wow it was potent stuff - I was warned not to sell too much to people and keep an eye on them (...Read full memory)

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