Swallownest, Worksop Road c.1950

Memories of Swallownest

The first building over the bridge was Pritchards orchard entrance, they used to sell produce at that building, as kids we used to raid the orchard. I lived on Alexandra rd and over a field was the orchards, we got nabbed sometimes. The photo is after 1950 because I remember the council working on the footpath and putting (...Read full memory)

High St is the main rd or the A57 going through Swallownest on to Sheffield. On the left was the main bus stop, presumably the people are waiting for the bus. When I was 13 (1963) its the stop I used to catch the bus going to Woodhouse grammer school. In the distance the lorry is at the cross roads, left to Beighton and (...Read full memory)

My father Richard Bradbury owned the shoe repair shops in swallownest. In 1946 with is war service savings he opened his shop on high street Sheffield . Which when he moved became the Halifax agency. In 1957 he opened his new premises at 45 Worksop Road opposite the cinema. He sold land next to his new shop on which was (...Read full memory)

This photo is way past 1950 as this place is Mansfield Road Hill leading out of Swallownest, it is after the council had re-modelled the hill making it a wider road with a tarmac footpath. On the left where the road levels out is the depot set up when the road was re-constructed.

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