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I cant remember the year but I well remember the iron footbridge being put in place over the canal...if I remember right it was lowered into place by a huge crane . before this we pedestrians had to walk over the road bridge and as children we hoisted ourselves up on the wall to look over at the water...my heart does a summersault now when I think of the danger...no one ever fell over...
I lived at the wayside garage on the A6 from 1952-1962. I used to cycle to the village (Meadows) past Escomes Farm opposite Holmemere Hall and up Dykes Hill, passing Alan Clarks farm where I used to help with the haytime. The village inn the New Inn was run by a Mr Bill Watts and his wife. Across (...Read full memory)
My mother was Evelyn Escolme. She was married to Reuben Escolme of Laurel Bank...he was the son of Titus. My mother worked for Seriah Butler. She was put into service at the age of 13, left her home in Barrow and worked on Seriah's farm and looked after their daughter Dorothy. My dad went to (...Read full memory)
I am from the Escolme family. My mother Evelyn Tyldesley who was born in Dalton worked for a farmer, Seriah Butler, when she was about 13 circa 1920 and looked after their daughter Dorothy. My mother used to walk up the steep hill with milk pails on a yoke. (...Read full memory)
On the 2nd September 1952 I was born at Manor Farm. I lived there with my parents, my maternal grandfather and two older brothers. I know my grandmother was alive when I was born but, unfortunately died soon after. My grandfather was called Seriah Butler and was the tenant of Manor Farm and when my mother Dorothy (...Read full memory)