Nostalgic memories of Arkengarthdale's local history

Share your own memories of Arkengarthdale and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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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?

This week's Places

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Head Game Keeper was Mr Mair.

This is the inn that was used in the popular BBC TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small', which was based on the books by the vet James Heriot. (From information sent in to the Frith Memory Archivist.)

Sometime in 1961/1962 I was courting David who was a chef in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I was a student nurse aged 16 he was I think 17.  He left his apprenticeship to work in a Wimpy bar to earn money to buy a ring.  He did buy me a ring and gave it to me on the seat at Greys monument.  We decided to elope but made (...Read full memory)

As a student I spent 3 seasons working as a beater on Lord Sopwiths estate. I first worked a few days during a holiday with family friends called Rita and Albert Sparks who had holidayed in Arkengarthdale for many years. The following seasons I camped with a friend getting washed out one year and spending the rest of (...Read full memory)