Langold, The Lake c.1955
Memories of Langold
I remember going to Langold Lake, most weekends. They used to set the lake on fire, and Jack Revill used to dive off the diving board into it. He had a young girl who helped him, she used to do the same thing. I ended up living a few doors away from her, at Mansfield-Woodhouse. Used to go to the disco in the Langold Hotel. (...Read full memory)
I spent many happy hours in Rays Hut. There were about 20/25 lads in there at any one time; we played snooker, and other games. As stated, the hut was on Ray Lister's back garden on School Road. He also had a television which not many of us had at that time; many years later when Ray became to old to cope any more, my son Simon bought a Bagatell M/C from him.
Spent wonderful times in this pool prior to June 1955. Dad, Lewis Nutton, who was engineer at Firbeck Main Colliery, engineered the diving stage in the lake. We lived at The Villas, Costhorpe, (Roselea) Randalls lived next door in the bungalow. He was Head of Junior School and she, Head of Infants. On the other side (...Read full memory)
Does anyone have any recollection of this please? It took place during 50's or 60's each year on Boxing Day. My grandfather donated the shield which was competed for and one of my uncle's names is on it. Would be great to locate the shield if anyone knows if it is still about. It was the Greaves Shield. Thank you