Irby, Wartime Posters At The Post Office c.1940

Memories of Irby


I moved to Irby in 1957 and remember the sandstone cottage that was there before the library. I think a lovely girl called Prudence Cottrell lived there and she had a strawberry roan pony that was always in the garden. Mrs Matthews had the corner shop at the top of the road into the village and the hardware store was owned by the Carter (...Read full memory)

Born Irby 1955. Lived in Woodlands Road. Emigrated to Australia in 1967. Memories are still vivid of Irby, sledging on Sutton Hill, exploring Dawpool common, walking the pathways between villages and through the woods, down to the old quarry. Spent a lot of time at Houghs farm, went to school with Margaret at Dawpool Primary. (...Read full memory)

I was born Heswall 1947. Mother's maiden name was Cooper. The family ran the first shop on the right as you came into Irby from Thingwall during the 2nd World War. Eunice McClure was my mother's bridesmaid and became my godmother. We as the Ashley family moved to the Manchester area but came back to Irby holiday times. (The (...Read full memory)

I was born in Irby 1940, and well remember the village, what a lot of changes have taken place. I too remember the cottage which preceded the library, and went to school with the young girl (very pretty) who lived there. I worked at Dawpool Farm, and would be interested to find any photos of the farm, or of anyone who (...Read full memory)

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