Ferry Lane - a Memory of Naburn.

We called this "Ferry Lane",though the old chain ferry across the river Ouse formerly operated by Mr Atkinson was long gone even in 1955. The sailing Dinghys were left there by members of the Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club and you can just see the end of their clubhouse; the tall building, bottom left. Commander Palmes started the club but hardly any locals were members. Us kids spent many happy hours down there fishing. One thing that puzzled me was the large amount of paper in the old wire waste basket on the left near the telegraph pole. Then I remembered the mobile fish and chip bus which came round once a week on Friday evenings.It stopped at the lane end. The driver rang a handbell but he didn't need to because you could smell the frying all over Naburn. We were tidy folk in those days.
William Eastwood

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