Brampton Bierlow - a Memory of Wombwell.

Grandad was a Winder at Cortonwood Colliery. Lived at 53 Knollbeck Lane.Well known for his model railway in the garden. Variously known as Joe, Job and sometimes Alfred Job Wright.
My Dad Sidney now gone some ten years since. Well known model maker.

Memories of Traction Bus turning round in junction opposite, walks to Elsecar which always involved a 'whittling stick'! Also just down the road was 'DANIELS' shop. Everything you could want and the best Dandelion and Burdock ever.

Any bells ringing?

John Wright. Now residing in 'leafy' Retford.


A memory shared by john.kirby.wright on Sep 18th, 2016. Send john.kirby.wright a message

 Comments & Feedback

Thu Nov 3rd 2016, at 6:15 am
Wed Nov 2nd 2016, at 8:32 pm
annettespark commented:
Hi John, My father was also a Winder at Cortonwood, he also lived on Knollbeck Lane. I do not recall your grandfathers name, what approx years was he a winder. My father retired in 1980 but now also sadly deceased. I am looking for images of the engine house but not having much luck. Oh and yes I remember Daniels Shop, I used to go there each day for our shopping. Annette (Still live local)

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