Nostalgic memories of Harrington's local history

Share your own memories of Harrington 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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Add a Memory!

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the 'Add Your Memory' buttons to begin

Add Your Memory for Harrington

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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My mother was born at 22 Quayside in the 1920s. Family name was Milburn. My grandfather was a Coal Heaver. She passed away recently and her wish was to return home. I understand the street is no longer there. If anybody can help locate where it was so we can visit. Obviously we'd be sensitive in scattering the ashes. But (...Read full memory)

I was born in Liverpool in 1932 from Cumbrian parents. In September 1939, just after the begining of the Second World War, my sister and I were packed off to High Harrington, as a sort of private evacuation, to the home of our Aunt Sarah and Uncle Tom Wilson. They were the owners of Whins Farm at the time. In (...Read full memory)

I have a death notice for Ann Fraser, beloved wife of John Fraser who died Sat. November 10, 1894 at age 44. Interment at Harrington Church, on Wednesday, leaving Rose Hill at 2:30. I believe this is my great grandmother and I'm interested in anyone that can help in determining if the St. (...Read full memory)