Wigton Memories

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spent most of ny youth in the Wigton area going to ther pics, chasing the "moats"If you dont know what a moat is your not a cumbrian!!!!! anyone rememberthe little old lady had the shop up I think Water Street(the street going up to Hopes Auctioneers My lasting memory was being charged by a local policeman for being (...Read full memory)

I will cherish forever my memories of Brookfield, I was 11 when I started at Brookfield in 1980. For the first year I hated every muniute of every day, but purseverance from my mum paid off. I can honestly say the remaining years were the best years of my life. I feel very privileged to have been able to do so many (...Read full memory)

My Mum and Gran worked at Brookfeild Maden - Name Sally Hill, Grans Name Fanny Hill.

My great-grandparents lived at the Mance House, Anthorn, Cumberland, they were the Marshall family. Alfred Bailey Marshall was a lay preacher there from about 1879 till about 1900, he was married to Emily Willoughby. They had quite a big family, my grandmother (Grace) being one of them. I have seen the house a few (...Read full memory)

I was a foreign exchange student at Brookfield School in 1984-85. Coming from Mexico I found the place to be a  completely different planet from what I was used to at home. I must say that year was one of the happiest and most exciting in my whole life. I am now 40.  I was there when the (...Read full memory)

I was born in wigton in 1951.  We lived at 19 Brackenlands, a friendly housing estate where everyone knew everyone.  My early years were spent at Saint Cuthberts school and at the age of eleven attended the secondary modern or affectionately called the whitewashed cow shed.  The school has been replaced by houses now.  On leaving (...Read full memory)

I lived in Wigton for the first 8 years of my life, so 1955 is a mid point! I have happy memories of the town.  We lived in West Avenue when it was known as 'the avenue' - an unmade up road and for years I thought that if a road was called 'avenue' it was full of puddles when it rained and dry mud when it didn't. We played on that (...Read full memory)