Rooms Lane St Bernards

A Memory of Morley.

I was born on Room's Lane in one of three cottages near to the train station. My father worked for Roland Humphry. We moved to St Bernard's not long after I was born, the house was the previous horseman's home, My dad worked with his horse most of the time and I would sit at the end of the field and wait for dad to finish, when I was able to have a ride home on her. St Bernards had two rows of houses with a shop which seemed to sell everything. When it got close to bonfire night all the children of St Bernards would get together and go chumping. When the big night came, the shop would stay open and we would have pie and peas and jacket taties. When you look around it's hard to believe that there was a train station, a mill and the mill houses. I have just learnt today that the old chapel at the side of where we lived has burnt down - such a shame. We as children used to be allowed to play inside. It was such a lovely place to be able to grow up in - I have many happy memories that I treasure of growing up and I will always think myself very lucky.

With thanks to Leslie Kershaw for this memory of Morley

Added 07 April 2012

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