Nostalgic memories of Cowan Bridge's local history

Share your own memories of Cowan Bridge 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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  • How does it feature in your personal history?
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  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
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The house on the right of this photo was my home - Bronte Cottage. I have been told that it was once used as the coach house for the school and certainly I remember stone flagged floors to the largest room on the ground floor. To our great sadness the house was demolished in the early 1960s for the road (...Read full memory)

To the left hand side of the A65 opposite the Village Shop stands the Smithy - this is significant to me as my grandfather Thomas Glover was the village Blacksmith until his retirement. The Smithy was demolished after he retired and my parents later had a bungalow built for themselves behind where it had (...Read full memory)