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The "Castle" where my little brother had his hair washed!

Sunday School! Yuk!!!

Where lots of us started our under age drinking in the little back room. Early 70s

The Armstrong family moved to Horsforth from Armley in 1938. I was only 1yr old so cannot remember the move. Mum and Dad bought a house at no 15 Charles Street. My earliest memories must have been in March 1941, the nights that Leeds and Kirkstall Forge were bombed. The houses in Charles Street do not have (...Read full memory)

The family moved to Horsforth from Armley in 1938. I was only 1yr old so cannot remember the move. Mum and Dad bought a house at no 15 Charles Street. My earliest memories must have been in March 1941, the nights that Leeds and Kirkstall Forge were bombed. The houses in Charles Street do not have celars, but I do remember (...Read full memory)

Mr Cassare was a cheerful soul he fitted a recon engine into my Father's Morris Minor. We bought his house 6 Victoria Crescent so knew him well. The building opposite is the Imperial Cinema. Priority for me as a schhoolboy was the excellent chip shop offering free scraps. The pet (...Read full memory)

Sorry, will start agian - yes it does bring back memories, all these old photoes. As a child I lived in Back Lane, the house attached to my grandfathers Blacksmiths Shop. At the age of 5 - 1952 - I used to walk up Town Street to St.Margaret's Church National Infants School, headmistress Mrs Driskel, then in the Junior (...Read full memory)

Photo is taken from the LCT No 36 bus stop area. House on right is one of the failed concrete slab construction homes by Airey, most of which have now been reclad with external brickwork. View down road leads to Haigh Wood Road. Photo has wrong name on it. It is actually Woodnook Drive with Silk Mill Drive coming (...Read full memory)

The garage was owned by Mr Cassare, I lived next door to him on Victoria Crescent.

This is where I grew up! My dad had a shop just below the garage on the right - it was where Morrison's is now. I walked up and down here all the time and the garage owner (John Cassere) used to call out 'hello ginger' 'cos I had ginger hair and I used to be so embarrassed. Mum (who still lives in Horsforth) and I (...Read full memory)