Old Maps of Royston

Historic Maps of Royston and the local area.

My introduction to the Monckton mining community began on a bitter cold March Monday morning in 1944. The wartime Minister of Labour Ernest Bevin had decreed that I should become one of his boys. So here I was at 5.30am on a Monday morning at the pithead baths arrayed in my work clothes and new boots with (...Read full memory)

Summer time, I had gone fishing on Royston Canal. The local fishing club had replenished the canal with fresh water trout for the anglers. These fish were so tame that all you need do was to hold out your hand with a few maggots and they'd come and feed from you; they were farmed trout. They knew nothing of predators (...Read full memory)