Share Your Memories

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This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 74,421 memories of 7,332 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved. Please keep them coming!

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.

Add a Memory

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?


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Reconnecting with our shared local history.

Take a moment to remember the places that have been important in your life. Where your family comes from, where you were born, went to school and got married; the towns and villages where you've lived and worked since. Recapture and rekindle those precious memories with this special part of our website. Here are a few of a favourites for you to read today..!

73,Birch Road is where I lived from 1960 onwards. My family moved there in 1960 and I went to George Road School in 1962 during the coldest winter ever. The toilets used to freeze which was great as we would get time off as the toilets were outside. In 1964 I went to St Johns School and my teachers were; Mrs (...Read full memory)

Thay say that everyone remembers where they were when the news came out that President Keneddy had been shot. Well this is where I was; Friday night was dance night at the youth club and I remember the only topic of conversation was about the shooting of JFK and how it was obviously the Russians (...Read full memory)

My memories of Cefn Fforest were of Whitson marches in your new clothes and having sore feet where your new sandles rub your feet raw. Along with Thomas the milk was Pughs Farm who had a horse and cart delivering the milk, my parents would send me out to collect the milk in a jug - this was before the milk bottles (...Read full memory)

I remember summers in Wallasey Village being absolutely glorious as a kid. I used to live in Green Lane, and during the summer holidays,Ii and my friends worked on the market gardens, from early in the morning until mid afternoon, we would then race down to the sea front to the Derby Bathing Pool; either paying to (...Read full memory)

We were raised in a pit house on Springfield (sometimes 'Avenue') near the far end of Ings lane, in the Fifties. It was a small street, only 6 houses. 2 or 3 keys would open both front and back doors (and the coal-house) of the whole street; but you hardly ever locked the door anyway. Often our small (...Read full memory)

I lived in Millwood Road and went to Chatsworth Infants and Juniors. I remember going to the clinic for treatment for a pidgeon chest, mum took a photo of me wearing my goggles; it was also used for asthma or chest complaints. I also had to bang a pair of cymbals a lot and remember going for vaccinations there - I (...Read full memory)

In 1950 I lived with my parents in Church House - the partially obscured building on the right. Except for three years during the war I lived there from 1938 to 1958. I remember the spire of the church being struck by lightning (in 1944,I think) and it catching fire. At the far end of Church Platt was a (...Read full memory)

I lived in Whitfield Place one street down from The Queens Hall picture house later called The Queens Dance Hall; also danced in The Kingsland, The Legion beside the Park Mikes, Byrne Ave and many others. I remember the club over Burton's - it was called The Craftsmans. Those days in Birkenhead were such happy (...Read full memory)

My parents lived at 23 Barripper Road (David and Mair Hallett) and my sister Mandy and I went to Miss Blights (Elmhurst Preparatory School) in Bassett Road. I remember walking past the farm at the top of the road (now Penware Parc) and being offered a kitten by the farmer. I remember horses ploughing the field (...Read full memory)

I used to go to the Bell Street Evangelical Free Church during my teenage years in the 1950's. I joined a group called the Campaigners and in the summer months we used to play games in the Priory Grounds opposite. The minister was the Rev'd Bobs T. Lamb. Later, the church closed down and we became a bit nomadic, (...Read full memory)