Childhood In Langwith - a Memory of Langwith.

I was born in 1946 at 66 Devonshire drive langwith to my parents Tom and my ra copestake.I lives there til I was 7years old with them and my brother David. My auntie and uncle Harry and Ethel Darrell lived on Hardwick street and my others Daniel and mable copestake on Hartington street. I remember going to the pictures on high streetops as a kid and visiting London stores with my grandma Alice copestake who lived on kitchener terrace opposite the pit baths.my uncles John and levi copestake lived with her together with Enoch dent.all worked at langwith pit. I have other memories if anyone is interested.Stuart copestake.


A memory shared by stuart.copestake on Feb 18th, 2018.
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Tue Dec 18th 2018, at 7:18 pm
colindpain commented:
Hi Susan, Great to here from you. I was recently contacted by your brother Peter and Sharon. They wanted a phone number to pass onto our cousin Trevor Swinscoe (in Spain), So he could contact the family of my uncle Ralph Palmer.
Ralph had lost his arm in farm machinery . He has now made a remarkable recovery, at the age of 87. Up to having the accident Ralph was doing a milk round in the family business, now he has passed a disabled driving test and may resume driving. Ralph is my mother’s brother as you may know, and he is just 5
years older than me. I remember Walter and Sarah , I worked a few shifts with your dad and when I lived at Langwith we seemed to be one big happy family, great childhood memories. I hope you manage to read this message, and I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas. Regards Colin
Fri Nov 23rd 2018, at 10:59 pm
susan.brandham commented:
Hi Colin I was born on Devonshire drive I remember you and your mum and dad they were always uncle ern and auntie win to me I'm Walter and Sarah swinscoes daughter Susan what a lovely place Langwith was to grow up in where everyone new each other and you wouldn't dare get in any trouble as everyone new your mum and dad I now live in Mansfield and have grown up sons and grandchildren I always tell them about Langwith happy times
Tue Sep 18th 2018, at 9:34 pm
colindpain commented:
Hi Stuart, I don’t know if you remember me ( Colin Pain ), I lived at 67 Devonshire Drive, across the road from you. My parents, Win and Ernest Pain were big friends of your mum and dad. I remember your brother David very well.We were sad to see your family leave the area to live in Bolsover, but we kept in touch with Tom and Myra until we eventually lost touch. The last time I heard of you, I was told you had joined the police force.was this the case?
As for me I was born in 1936, worked in the pit offices and later worked down the pit for about 6 years. I was married when we moved into your old house 66 Devonshire Drive, but moved to Mansfield, when I left the pit to become a Sales Representative and retired at 62 after working mainly in the motor industry.We now live in Farnsfield, Newark, close to our 2 children, 4 Granchildren, and 6 great grand children. I still have some family left in Langwith. . Sorry to go on a bit Stuart, I hope you find this of some interest.. Regards, Colin Pain.

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