Nostalgia - a Memory of Burton in Lonsdale.
I lived in Burton from 1948 until 1966. I have such fond memories of the village as it was then. There were a group of lads that I was part of viz. Brian Bradshaw, Stewart Salrein, Roger Taylor, Anthony Blundell and we were then the scourge of the village (as much as you were allowed to be a scourge). The local Policeman was PC Coulton-Tordoff who was very low profile. The village was totally unspoilt and I remember spending many happy hours at "The Cart Track", "Topping Hall" or in the woods down at "The Black Hole". My grandparents Tom and Hannah Willan lived next to the village shop and my aunty Jenny Mattinson was the village gossip.
I still pass through the village on my way to Ingleton to visit my mother and brother Andrew but it just doesn't feel the same. It has grown alarmingly in size and there are no visible old friendly faces. Progress eh?
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