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Hest Bank, Station c.1955
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Memories of Hest Bank
when i was young i would go for fish and chips they were great and there was always something to do some where to ride on our bikes at hest bank. I now live in australia and in 2006 took my three girls to england for a holiday and went for a walk along the canal and over the railway crossing they thought it (...Read full memory)
My great grandfather, Peter Wild, built the house called Uplands, on Haltex Lane on the banks of the canal in 1900 after he'd retired from the steel industry in Rotherham and Sheffield. I never met him but in 1996 I called at the house and had a lovely chat with Mrs Greenwood, the lady who lived in the flat which is (...Read full memory)
I lived with my grandparents in Bolton le Sands. I used to cycle to Morecambe most mornings, to J. W. Blands, painters and decorators, where I was apprenticed, hail rain and snow. I knew every inch of the coast road, the top of Hest Bank hill and down past the Cinderella Home, past the golf links and Happy Mount Park. Lovely memories now ..
I was sent to Hest Bank during part of the 2nd world war, as an evacuee. I can say that I really don't remember much about it only that it was summertime. I was wearing a pair of multi coloured shorts, and I sat down on a chair and got stung by a wasp - very unpleasant indeed. The other memory was of the people who owned the (...Read full memory)