Old Maps of Kidsgrove

Historic Maps of Kidsgrove and the local area.

I used to play at and on 'red rocks' when I was a kid. My dad and my uncles had a pigeon cote nearby and we used to go there with him and then go and play on 'red rocks'. I once climbed to the top of the biggest one and couldn't get down, I had to wait for my older brother to come and rescue me. As far as I know they were huge pieces of clinker.

My husband Colin, has asked me to search for pictures of red rock in Kidsgrove near to Birchrnwood. He played there between 1973 and 1976 and wondered what the rocks were constructed from, due to their unusual colour, any photos or info would be great, thanks, Tina (a Goldenhill girl).