This view shows a virtually-deserted High Street in the undistinguished former colliery town of Normanton, three miles north of Wakefield in South Yorkshire. Normanton is thought to have Viking origins - its name means 'the town of the Northmen' - and earthworks nearby may be of Roman origin.
Does anyone have old photos of Baker Lane or Canal Road in Stanley, or any information about the Littlewood family that lived there in the early 1900's - please help if you can, thank you .....Peter Littlewood.
I've lived in Tyldesley, Lancs all my life, but I remember working in Normanton in 1967. We used to travel all over the country, erecting sectional buildings. When in Normanton we built an extension on to the clubhouse of a local dog track [does anyone remember it?].
My dad grew up in Loscoe, his parents and their parents too; my dad is 69 now. When I was a young un', there was only Mr Mason's shop, the old school and the Loscoe Villas still left in Loscoe - I am 41! Dad rented out the old school when it closed for his truck business and we lived a 4 Loscoe Villas. Most of the people who lived in Loscoe were moved to the purpose built houses in Ackton, they ...see more
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Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.