Hayfield, Market Street c.1950

Memories of Hayfield

Does anyone remember when Dad's Army played cricket in Hayfield and Godfrey's trousers fell down when he ran?

I remember Father Christmas arriving on the steam train at Hayfield station. He then went to the village hall, where lucky children who had the penny or two which it cost, could see him and get a present. I used to wait on the platform with my brother and all the other children. My brother once told me to come (...Read full memory)

I can remember swimming here as a child. It was very beautiful and tranquil. It was also unique. I have tried to explain to my daughter what it was like and found your picture on the web site. It is sad also to see photos of it in a disused state. There will never be such a nice place near us like this one. Can anyone tell us (...Read full memory)

I was born in Hayfield in 1933 and lived there until 1947 when we moved to Hadfield. My parents were friends of the people who owned and built Park Hall swimming pool and we 4 children all learned to swim there in the icy water. It was always a private pool but became open to members who paid a fee to join.I remember it so well - we (...Read full memory)

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