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Brunswick Street And Ve Day - a Memory of Thurnscoe.

My father was brought up in Brunswick Street from being a small child, his sister born there in 1929, not far from the Hill school gates.
Dad remembered the celebrations on VE Day, with everyone out in the street. Unfortunately we have no photos of this occasion. I know photos were scarce, but my other grandparents had a group one taken in Probert Ave., Goldthorpe, so I wonder if anyone at all has photos in their possession, just in case there might have been a glimpse of my family. They were called Knight and grandad kept pigs in an allotment on Chapel Lane and hens in sheds at home. Their garden edged onto the field behind the school.


A memory shared by Sandra Turner on Jul 5th, 2015. Send Sandra Turner a message

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Tue Apr 12th 2016, at 7:48 am
Sandra Turner commented:
Thank you for that, johnclarke23. You have the right one. The house is now detached since the rest had to be demolished. My dad also kept hens in Goldthorpe for some years (allotments off Pit Lane) but didn't care for the battery system and kept them as Barn hens. Don't know about the ciggy trade. You must have lived nearby.
Tue Apr 12th 2016, at 7:35 am
johnclarke23 commented:
I remember the hen house. It was a battery house with probable 20 or more cages in 2 or 3 levels. We did buy eggs there occasionally. I think the next door had a steady little business in cut price cigarettes.

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