Gargrave Memories

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Our grandparents, Arnold and Hilda Shea lived in Gargrave from 1935. He worked for Johnson and Johnson, I think he was an engineer. We three girls were born and lived in London. Every summer we would be put on the train at St Pancras and Grandpa would meet us at Skipton.. We loved those times (...Read full memory)

This lamp post was commonly called The Gormless - I don't know to this day, why. We used to play chase round it and play marbles in the trough which you can see near the bottom.