Newchurch Memories

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The biggest disappointment when I visited Newchurch a couple of years ago, was not to find the "Bull Ring" at the top of Seat Naze where we always played as children. Does anyone have pictures of the Kirk Fair which apparently was held in the village in times gone by ?

I was amazed to find this website after searching on "Boltons Woods" on the internet. I lived at 33 Greendale and remember well Alison and Gregor Norwood, and Elizabeth Taylor. John Hamer was a close friend before he moved to Hayle, Cornwall - I had one holiday there with him. Other people who I (...Read full memory)

I well remember finding a grid in the oil in Botlon's woods and exploring the underground tunnel leading to an underground lake.

I was interested to read Elizabeth Taylor's memories of Newchurch. My brother Gregor, sister Alison, and I were born in Greendale Ave, Newchurch and all attended the primary school. I too, remember Mrs Roberts, the Head and Mrs Barlow. All the girls loved Mr Howarth! I also remember Mrs Schofield who (...Read full memory)

I lived at on Staghills Road (my maiden name was Taylor) and I went to Newchurch C of E School until 1958. I remember Mrs Roberts and Mrs Barlow, the teachers in the top 2 classes. My favourite time at school was when we were allowed to go across to the field at playtime. Sadly the school was pulled down and replaced (...Read full memory)