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|Visited: 08 August 2006 ~ 23:19||UK||UK|
to carry on where our kid left off, did you mean 41 Haig Cres. or 1941? Arthur wilkinson did live next to us & on our other side was Mr. Hughes (old Podge) there was (young Podge) Bill Hughes,Ida & Phyllis.
There was also another Potters, the Hardware shop on Kings Ave. with the son Wilf. What about Bob Hughes (Alderman) Bobby Hinton local bobby, Mr. Henstock (cobbler) Les Aldersley, Harold Bramall (picture manager?) Mr. Wildsmith near the tanks, always reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock, Green,s fishshop on Central Drive, Betteridges fishshop near the market, Mugglestones or (Muggies), Calow s , Burrows & Peakes, Gallons, Meadow Dairy, Percy Doxey the milkman and Jack Dove who worked for them.
Who can forget Satuday nights and Tuesday nights at the Welfare with yet another Ward, Jack with the buffont hair do and his wife, she was a brilliant dancer.
Old Tom Hanson the church sexton, the Rev.Shaw from St. Michaels. These were all characters the like of which we may never see again, they were indeed the good old days.
Frankie Spencer talked of Colin Yates getting killed in Cyprus,
we saw his sister Betty (Harvey) the other day, there were more in the family but I can t for the life of me remember their names. I ll try remember more blasts from the past for the next letter till then regards to you all .
|CYRIL HART||RICHMOND HILL ONTARIO||ROSSINGTON|
|Visited: 08 August 2006 ~ 03:23||CANADA||UK|
|Hi there all,
Joyce & Frank,...The little store on Foljambe Cresc; belonged to Walter Ward s parents, and as far as I can recollect, it was there most of the war years, Walter was around two years my senior & often played football for the school team.... the Wilkinson s were our next door neighbours when we moved to Haig Cresc; in 41, and rather ironically it was the Forrest s house we moved into, they going to live in Central Drive... Bob (Pop), went on to play professional football for one of the Nottingham clubs I think...
Didn t we do well down memory lane, however, here are a few more from the old neighbourhood,...Potter s,(undertaker),Margaret Ball, Ron & Fred King, Albert Draper, Horace McGann, Percy Crook,(he rode with us), Hughie White, Ibottson s, Margaret Stanton, Fern Tindall, Val Kilgour, Ron Cantrill, and speaking of Peggy Wiles, also Bob, Elsie, Ivy. Ida, Ernest (Ernie), & Hilda, I think that s all of them, Oh, & Edith. (Pheww!!).....Sid Leggett worked at Munson s,......Anne Derbyshire, along with Joe Atherton, were very good junior Olde Tyme Ballroom dancers, pre-teen age..... O.K. folks , that s it for now, if I ve slipped up on anything please let me know....Taaa!!!!!.
Sleep well my friends, sorry to keep you awake till this hour....3:20am.GMT.. Goodnight all...Cy Hart....|
|JOYCE KAY||STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK||ROSSINGTON|
|Visited: 07 August 2006 ~ 07:55||UK||UK|
|Hi Frank - more memories from you Thanks. I do remember your Dad. It would be my Dad you knew at the Top Club. Ken Moss. I do have a brother, Michael, ten years younger than me, who went into the Navy as a boy to H.M.S. Ganges, at Shotley, quite near where I now live. He stayed in the Navy and became a deep sea diver eventually. Seemed to enjoy his navy days, but is retired now, of course, and enjoying that too. Likes to get back to Yorkshire for a holiday whenever he can - this year he did a nostalgia trip and took some photos when he called in to Rossington, Tickhill and Roche Abbey (I had told him I had been there with a Sunday School Outing) and e-mailed them to me. Usually has a holiday in Bridlington. Visits me for a week each year which is good - he settled in Portsmouth when he retired but loves to get back to Yorkshire each year - very proud of being a Yorkshireman !!!. I remember Marjorie Little (any news about her) but not her sisters and after thinking about it for a while yes I do remember the little shop in Foljambe Crescent. I don t think I went in it very often as it wasn t on a direct route to Holmes Carr Road from any of the places I went in the village. But it was good to be reminded of it. I left the village in 1952 - when did the little shop close? Do you remember the library being built ? or the two steps that were on what was waste land before the library was built? I was told the two steps were the remnant from one of the huts built for the men who first came to work on sinking the pit. As a little un I couldn t pass the steps without going up and down them. I seem to remember that for a while there used to be a fair come on that land but I would have been quite young so can t remember much about that and of course the library came just before the war didn t it so there wouldn t have been the fair any more - when the fair did come back it was down by the station hotel wasn t it ? until that land was built on. I seem to remember going to the fair down there on at least one occasion. I remember that when the air raid siren went for the first time, apart from being scared, one of my concerns was they won t bomb our new library will they Over the years I made good use of the library and these days use my local one quite a lot. Are you old enough to remember the pit baths being opened, about the same time would that have been about 1938 ? I vaguely remember being taken down to the official opening - before that I remember hearing the men go to work as at least some of them wore clogs in those days After the baths opened and most men used them that stopped, of course. As did Dad coming home from the pit all black - I used to go meet him sometimes with a cigarette and matches !! I can picture it now. Thanks again for the memories and jogging my mind to a few more. Take care. Joyce.
|Visited: 06 August 2006 ~ 14:58||UK||UK|
Hi Cryil Hart and Joyce Kay. Glad we brought back some memories for you Joyce, i remember the name Moss did you have abrother? if not it was your Dad when i was with my Dad in the Top club, my Dad was named Joe he had one arm and always wore a trllby hat, everybody knew him or so it seemed. Now Cryil and Joyce i forgot the Little s family out of the backs, Marjorie,June and Yvonne nice girls and family. Do you remember the little shop on thr fronts of Foljambe crescent?. Then there was the Wilkinsons on Deacon? crescent Arthur was one of them, iremember him coming down our backs from the top club singing and everyone stopped doing whatever just to listen to him, great voice he always use to sing down the pit as well, there was also Norman(god bless him) our Titchmarried his widow Anne, she also lived down our backs but ican t remember that as i left the village then for the Navy. Hope you all have a ggod day, see ya. Frank Spencer.|
|Visited: 06 August 2006 ~ 14:39||UK||UK|
Hi Tony Shepherd. Thanks for your condolences on the death of our Arnold(Arnie), iwas already to gomout and see him again but alas, the brothers over there advised me to save my money, but i will be going out again to see them thats still there. We all had a great time though Arnold wasn t feeling to good then on his birthday he told us to enjoy it,Tony families like yours and our are very hard to come by now we all keep in touch by e/mail. Margaret(my wife) and i were up in Rossington last Thursday just for the day to see the girls. Margaret and I were over in Sewerby last May when i came back from OZ, wewere staying in Brid but our Ken s wife Barbara has relations there, we went to see them but they were on holiday so we went to Sewerby Hall for the day enjoyed it as wellplenty to do there, we might be back next year as the bed and breakie we had in Windsor Cres was great, there s normaly agang of us go but all do our own thing when we get there. Thanks again Tony for your condolences, rememder us to your families. From All the Spencers.|
|MIKE||USA, NEW YORK||USA, NEW YORK|
|Visited: 03 August 2006 ~ 20:48||UK||UK|
|Excellent day! I wish all good mood! |
|TONY SHEPHERD||SEWERBY (BRIDLINGTON )||ROSSINGTON|
|Visited: 02 August 2006 ~ 21:20||UK||UK|
|to titch frank ken rita and marjorie so sorry to hear about arnie and not to respond quicker, its so sad when this happens and family are so far apart, so i am glad for you all that at least you got chance to see arnie one more time before he passed away, its so nice in this modern world to see family ties still run so strong i am so sorry for you all. irene celebrated her 60th this year and i was 61 this year and our younger brother micheal was 55, he has just retiered from his very high powered job as m.d. for hypac a subsidry of hygena. i remember irene being a bridesmaid for your marjorie, and frank of course in his uniform you and arnie were like a double act and ken was the quiet one. i do see phil scarborough and charlie worsdale on the odd occassion , and the best treat for a lot of years was the recent visit of shelly grainger to our shores and the wonderful evening we all enjoyed in rosso it was great to see so many faces from my school years (i will write soon shelly sorry ) . once again tich my sincere condolences on your loss please pass the message on to the rest of the spencers tony shepherd on behalf of all the sheps |
|Visited: 01 August 2006 ~ 08:20||UK||UK|
|Hi Cyril Hart and Frank Spencer, All those names you have brought up between you........ many of them are familiar to me but I can t put face to name on many of them ... pity.... but I do wonder what has happened to them over the years. I am in contact with Joan Moss (Lee)....... no relation even though her married name was my maiden name ....and I get snippets of Rossington news from her, and from Derek Watkins who used to live near us in Holmes Carr Road and contacted me through Friends Reunited, but so many folk I haven t a clue what has happened to them - the penalty for leaving the village in 1952 !! My Dad, Ken Moss, eventually came to live near me in Suffolk after Mum died and we would have long chats about the old days (he still at almost 80 enjoyed talking about the pit and the folk he knew) but those ended about 20 years ago - and I still miss him and those chats. He would have remembered most if not all the names, I am sure, and he would have reminded me of folk by some memory he had of them. He was my memory jogger, you might say He would have enjoyed your trips down memory lane ......... All the best. Joyce. |
|JOYCE KAY||STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK||ROSSINGTON|
|Visited: 01 August 2006 ~ 07:59||UK||UK|
|Scott: It is always hard when one a much loved relative dies You have my sincere sympathy at this time. Joyce.|
|FRANK THOMAS||TIVERTON, DEVON||INTAKE|
|Visited: 31 July 2006 ~ 01:09||UK||UK|
|Scott, Deepest sympathy in your loss
Frank Thomas|| || |