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)
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...
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)
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)
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