Memories of Halifax

Joyce Sutcliffe lived in Halifax and worked at Simpsons around 1941. She was called up to the Royal Army Signals in 1942 aged 21. Also Robert Bell worked there and went into the Navy. Other people were Frank Southwell, Owen Southwell, Grace Priestly,Ronniie Gethin. If you know of these people I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

In the late 1950s I used to live in the Drying Houses Old Lane Halifax with mam and dad and sister Sheila. I went to saint Thomas Moore's School and at the beginning of each new term we had to stand up and call out our address I hated it as everyone would snigger at the name Drying Houses. The Drying Houses have been demolished (...Read full memory)

I started as an Apprentice at Pohlmann & Son in 1959 and remember the building of the Council Offices next to the Princess Street Shop. The clock in the scene shows 9.00am. We started work at 9.00am. The van with the ladders on it was the Aerial riggers van which I believe was the one I travelled in as the Aerial (...Read full memory)

The crocuses around Savile park Manor Heath and on the way to Scircoat Green were, and still are the first glorious sign of Spring in Halifax. The roundabouts and parks have always been especially lovely and well looked after. I was born in Halifax in 1957 and lived at Norton Towers first, then Manor (...Read full memory)

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