Memories of Thurnscoe

My parents were from Shoreditch and Clapton and moved to Leyton. Because of the war my mother was sent to Willersley Castle in Derbyshire to give birth to me. We were living in King Edward Rd when we were bombed out and spent the following years in a Nissan hut somewhere between Whipps Cross hospital and the Green Man. My (...Read full memory)

My name is Alan Moore and I was born at No.7 Church Street on the 18th December 1944. Apart from 12 years I spent down Bolton on Dearne, I have lived all my life in Thurnscoe, and that I am proud of. I was a Co-op milkman for twelve years in Thurnscoe and Goldthorpe, and then the Co-op Insurance Agent for (...Read full memory)

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Attended Houghton Road Junior School, then in 1944 the Hill School. Lived 45 Windsor Street. Memories going to school eating breakfast of bread and dripping, transporting a ton of coal from the street to the coal house at back of house. Watching my grandfather roastng a Hedgehog after covering it all over in (...Read full memory)

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