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Swinton, Common, The Woodman Corner c.1955
Memories of Swinton
I moved to Swinton with my parents and sister from nearby Rawmarsh in 1961 when I was 9, to a house on Piccadilly Road, and in 1963 I attended Mexborough Grammar School, spending the first year at the old school before moving to the new school for my second year. This picture of Station Street changed little in the (...Read full memory)
My memory relates to the cobblers shop on Rockingham Road, Swinton as this was my grandad's shop, I used to walk down the back way, behind the houses to get to it, it is still a shoe repairers shop. At 4pm every day, my nan would take my grandad tea and bread and butter. Does anyone have an old photo of the area of shops on Rockingham Road (opposite Kings head pub)? Thanks.
I lived all my early days in Jackson Crescent, Monkwood with my parents Margaret and Fred Scaife and my brother Roger. Sadly my mother passed away on 12/12/12. I recall attending Haugh Road Secondary Modern School and detested every minute. I was a student there when the roof of the (...Read full memory)