Grenoside, General View From Main Street c.1955

Photo ref: G119007

Memories of Grenoside


We loved playing in the park, hard to imagine that in the 50s the swings were locked up every Sunday.! The old quarry in the park was a playground for many of us, climbing the sides and sliding down on old tins. The stream ran down the back of the gardens of School Lane, at the back of the quarry. Now underground, but then we had to jump over or walk over the stepping stones to get to school.

I was raised in Grenoside (born 1949) and had an idyllic childhood. My brother and I were heartbroken when dad got a job in Leeds and we moved there in 1959. We left our Grandparents but continued to make the 2 hour trip (before M1 was built) regularly to watch our beloved Owls and visit family. Playing in the Rec (never (...Read full memory)

I lived in the farthest cottage on the left of this picture for a few years. It looks exactly the same as it does now (apart from the lack of hundreds of cars and lorries flying past on Penistone Road)

I lived in Grenoside between 1957 and 1965 and I remember the post office offering children some wonderful goodies. We used to buy bags of sherbert , all colours and red was my favorite.  We would lick our forefingers and dip into the lucious powder sucking off what stuck to our fingers as we pulled them (...Read full memory)

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