Horsforth, Long Row c.1960

Memories of Horsforth


The Armstrong family moved to Horsforth from Armley in 1938. I was only 1yr old so cannot remember the move. Mum and Dad bought a house at no 15 Charles Street. My earliest memories must have been in March 1941, the nights that Leeds and Kirkstall Forge were bombed. The houses in Charles Street do not have (...Read full memory)

The family moved to Horsforth from Armley in 1938. I was only 1yr old so cannot remember the move. Mum and Dad bought a house at no 15 Charles Street. My earliest memories must have been in March 1941, the nights that Leeds and Kirkstall Forge were bombed. The houses in Charles Street do not have celars, but I do remember (...Read full memory)

Mr Cassare was a cheerful soul he fitted a recon engine into my Father's Morris Minor. We bought his house 6 Victoria Crescent so knew him well. The building opposite is the Imperial Cinema. Priority for me as a schhoolboy was the excellent chip shop offering free scraps. The pet (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1960 within a short walk of this photo. The scene is still clearly recognisable, although the wooden station building spanning the bridge and the steps leading down to the station were demolished and replaced (sometime in the early 1970s?) Mum would walk to the station with my little sister in a (...Read full memory)

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