Nostalgic memories of Woodlands's local history

Share your own memories of Woodlands 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 Woodlands

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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Enjoyed my childhood (memories from 1947 onwards) living on "the fronts" Great North Road, with friends, some of them I am still in touch with - John Hudson, Kathleen Hudson, Kathleen Nation, nee Gaunt (wife of Terry Nation inventor of the Daleks!) Eddie Thompson, Derek Frost, (...Read full memory)

I came to live in Woodlands in 1945 and attended the infants school which was close to where I lived, at 75 The Park. Aged 8 I then went to Adwick Junior School, our teacher was Mr Bryant and the headmaster was Mr Mellor, from then I went to Sir Percy Jackson Grammar School leaving there in (...Read full memory)