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  1. Anne Pawson formerly of 51 Kenilworth is on Facebook and is Anne Cooper, lives in Northamptonshire.

    (Posted on 2018-09-24 16:10:00 by Ken Rnason)
  2. Pauline Greenwood, sister of Tony and June made contact today, she in Bristol can be contacted on
    paulinemorganjones@hotmail.com

    (Posted on 2017-11-22 17:34:00 by kenranson)
  3. Ann Caunce, who features under CV section, was one of my friends until they went to Canada. I remember them going and missed them. Their old dog died just before they went. I recall going to their house on christmas day proudly bearing my new walkie talkie doll, Mrs Caunce asked me to let Susan hold it, she took it outside, fell over the kerb and smashed the dolls face!
    Ann sent me some corn with instructions how to pop it, we had never had anything like this before. and some pink pyjamas which were very stylish! if you read this Ann. send me a message.
    Gene Brothwell (ne Purdie)

    (Posted on 2016-08-15 16:15:00 by genius)
  4. Was down south, went there with husband's job, now widow and living near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.

    (Posted on 2016-08-15 15:42:00 by genius)
  5. Mick Crearar passed away recently, Canada. R.I.P.
    22-7-16

    (Posted on 2016-07-22 17:59:00 by kenranson)
  6. Hi Gene, nice to hear from you. Where do you live now?
    ken@ranson.org.uk

    (Posted on 2016-06-29 19:26:00 by kenranson)
  7. Just discovered this site, I am a member of the PURDIE family, you have spelt the name wrong. We lived in Tysley Grove, in fact I was born in one of the prefabs. Bill, Mary and Peter (deceased) all live in Barnoldswick, there is another brother, Jock lives somewhere near Skipton. My Dad worked at Rolls Royce Barnoldswick. We all went to school at Salterforth and then on to Barnoldswick secondary. I used to go tap dancing up Waterstone road. and was also in the St Johns Ambulance in Earby. I have lots of memories about childhood so was pleased to find this site. By the way (Jean) Purdie is spelt GENE that's me!

    (Posted on 2016-06-25 10:05:00 by I Gene Brothwell)
  8. Please add Fred and Lesley Kinder to Warwick Drive. Children- Annette and Stephen Kinder 1966-1974 Thank you.

    (Posted on 2016-02-18 18:20:00 by annettekinder)
  9. Colin Wiggan.... e-mail... colinandkath@yahoo.co.uk

    (Posted on 2015-12-03 11:22:00 by Colin Wiggan)
  10. Afriend came across my name in a record from Sue (nee Calvert)...talking about life at New Road School in the 50's...Yes, I too have very fond and vivid memories from those innocent times, and remember all the names on your list. At the time, my parents owned the bakery at 21 Victoria Road. When I was 10, they bought a 'chippy' in Skipton so we left Earby. I continued at New Road travelling daily on the bus, then went to Keighley Tech at age 11.
    Studied to be a teacher and re-visited Earby for a 2 week teachig practice in 1967...the school had then moved to Alder Hill, but it was very strange teaching along with Miss Duxbury, Mr Morton and Mr Cross (then the newly appointed headmaster!)
    Taught in Keighley for many, many years...buy now retired and living in Farnhill.
    (Yes I do remember you Susan...seem to think you left New Road before me??)

    (Posted on 2015-12-03 11:19:00 by Colin Wiggan.)
  11. 19-12-14
    Doris Traill snr passed away today aged 96 R.I.P

    (Posted on 2014-12-21 11:21:00 by kenranson)
  12. 28-11-14
    Met Susan West this afternoon in Barnoldswick. Susan lived at 46 Kenilworth. She was with husband Roy Veevers. Spent a while reminiscing

    (Posted on 2014-11-28 14:30:00 by kenranson)
  13. 25-10-14
    Bumped into Michael Robson this afternoon in Wycoller. Not seen him for 50 years or so, he lived on Tysley Grove, now living in Wencliffe Drive, Earby.His brother Peter lives in Warwickshire

    (Posted on 2014-10-25 16:31:00 by kenranson)
  14. 14th October 2014
    Walking along the bridle path at Salterforth I got in to conversation with an elderly gentleman(84) and it transpired that he has lived in a prefab on The Ranch, Mr Cooper, he had lived on Earlsdon Avenue

    (Posted on 2014-10-19 18:41:00 by kenranson)
  15. ken@ranson.org.uk
    19th September 2014
    Had a walk around Kenilworth with CAROLE BENNETT. Carole was born in a prefab on Warwick Drive and moved to Kenilworth.

    (Posted on 2014-09-24 10:19:00 by kenranson)
  16. PS from Marcella, my email is mwarburton@aol.com

    (Posted on 2014-07-23 08:19:00 by Marcella Warburton)
  17. I have just walked down memory lane, thank you. To bring you up to date I have never lived in Kilburn that was my brother Eddie. I lived in Surrey for many years but have now retired to Broadstairs in Kent.
    Keep up the good work. Marcie.

    (Posted on 2014-07-23 08:15:00 by Marcella Eileen Warburton)
  18. Wonderful turnout at the Heritage Exhibition in the North Holme community centre on Sunday 28th July

    (Posted on 2013-08-01 14:47:00 by kenranson)
  19. Hi All
    I am doing a history dissertation at the University of Central Lancashire; my subject is the history of Northolme 1939 to 1979. I am looking for old photos of the ranch and its people, Do you have old memories tucked away in a box, would you be prepared to let myself and Earby Historical society scan them. Also looking to interview people who lived in the prefabs or worked in the egg packing, plus any memories you would like to share. I am looking for any women that moved with the war effort to the ranch from Barnsley or south Yorkshire. If you can help in any way please contact me at steve.earby@hotmail.co.uk or post on this site or via the historical society.
    Thank you

    (Posted on 2013-05-31 13:20:00 by stevemarshall)
  20. Hi Ken,

    Great reading the guestbook, I recognize some of the names. I have fond memories of the Northholme Youth Club and bopping on a Saturday night!

    (Posted on 2013-01-07 22:01:00 by Marlene Laycock (nee Swindells))
  21. Hi Leanne,
    I knew them all well. You can just copy the image from the web site or sent me an e-mail and I will send you a copy of "my" copy.

    Ken

    (Posted on 2012-10-27 15:21:00 by ken ranson)
  22. hello,just wondered if anybody could help, just seen aphoto on here of brenda (mygrandma) ratcliffe andher sister jean ratcliffe with two other girls,onebeingsheila presitley. i would love to be abletoget a copy of this picture if anybody knows of how i might beable to get hold of it or the ladies who are mentioned onthe picture?thankyou

    (Posted on 2012-10-24 20:33:00 by leanne)
  23. Anne Cooper
    E-mail address: anne.p.cooper@googlemail.com
    Comments: My brother Brian sent me the link to the website - the 5th page in of photographs - the ? before Sheila Pawson is me! Anne Pawson i also think the blond boy in the cowboy hat is my brother Stuart and it's very likely the one holding the rabbit is Brian. I recall we had a black and white rabbit when we lived at 44 Kenilworth Drive. This picture must have been summer of '59 because mum got polio when I was 2 and a half and was in hospital/nursing home for a very long time after. We moved across the road to 51 when I was 5
    Hate to say it but I don't have many fond memories of the place - I was a bit young for the heyday of all the parties. All I recall was constantly being beaten up by the sisters of boys my brother (Stuart)fell out with!!
    Tuesday, September 25th 2012 - 09:41:29 AM

    (Posted on 2012-10-22 17:50:00 by Anne Cooper)
  24. Warwick drive

    (Posted on 2012-10-04 18:43:00 by John Irvine)
  25. Happy to help update the roll calls but feel that we need to meet and go through it together seems to be a lot of discrepancies drop me a line when it is convenient for you.

    Steve
    Sunday, July 29th 2012 - 03:15:58 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 15:10:00 by Steve Marshall)
  26. HI,
    Just had a meeting with Earby History Society and a very impressive young lad called Josh.
    Josh lives on Kenilworth Drive and is keen to install in the people who live on The Ranch a sense of pride in where they live and its heritage.
    We plan to hold an exhibition in Spring next year. Would you all please jog your memories and your photograph albums and sent memories /photos to me as soon as possible.

    Cheers,

    Ken

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 15:09:00 by ken ranson)
  27. 7/6/2012 just met Cliff and Anne Stocker in Jesters, talked about Kenny and The Ranch, found it riveting stuff!! I can remember so many people from that period 1947-48 onwards. We lived at 45 Warwick Drive next to to Ted Hunt and his wife on one side and the Brooks' family on the other. Names that ring a bell? Tony Crooks,Beryl Abbott, Sylvia Wormwell, Barry Goacher, the Buchanan family to name just a few.
    Thursday, June 7th 2012 - 11:07:21 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 15:09:00 by Adrian Slinger)
  28. I lived on the Ranch from 1980 as a 3 year old until 1998 when i flew the nest. My memories there will never be matched, in particular reference to 'tuthersiders' ha, we used to compete against the 'otherside' as we put it in many ways, we played them at football on the front park and we played them at hare and hounds where the entire Ranch was the boundary ( the Ranch hill was out of bounds ha ha ) they were amazing games very competetive and often ended in a punch up or a fall out, all forgotten the following day because we were Ranchers.
    Wednesday, May 9th 2012 - 03:30:19 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 15:08:00 by Glenn Evans)
  29. Hi all,
    Fond memories of the ranch when growing up at no.48,well done Ken for helping the memories to flood back,funny how you still call it home after 40 odd years . Still married to Sue with four grown children four g/chilren (one on the way )and still running my business after 21 years with not much time for free time,best wishes to all who knew me back then
    Brian B. (aka Tomaszewski )
    Monday, May 7th 2012 - 10:46:36 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 15:07:00 by Brian Bennett)
  30. Hi

    Do you have any info on Dixons Ice Cream Van as I am doing a bit of research into the History of the enterprise in Foulridge.

    Regards
    Richard
    Sunday, March 11th 2012 - 04:49:46 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:45:00 by Richard Croft)
  31. Monday, February 27th 2012 - 10:57:35 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:45:00 by Tony Parkinson)
  32. To my many friends in Earby. you will stay in my heart forever. Bless you all.
    Monday, February 20th 2012 - 06:56:23 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:44:00 by Kevin O' Neill)
  33. The Ken Ranson mentioned in the post below was my dad

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:43:00 by kenranson)
  34. hi there i lived opposite ken ranson for a couple of years 1978-1980,i then moved to ireland came back to london and back to ireland,before that i lived up stoney bank road,most of my family still live in and around earby,though its 30yrs since i came home,i must try one day.
    Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 01:48:04 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:43:00 by dave power)
  35. Hi Ken,
    I am writing this on November 18, 2011. We are having our first real snow of the winter. It will stay now until the end of March. It's like cotton wool falling. My husband Peter doesn't think it is so pretty as before long he will be out with our snowblower.

    I retired for a year, did some travelling, then was called back into work to help out. That was 3 years ago. I am working part-time, still connected to The University of Winnipeg. I am working for the U of Winnipeg Foundation. We raise all the money for The University. Peter is well, my son Adam and family are doing well, and my grandchildren, Dorian age 13, James age 12 and Jocelyn age 6 are thriving. All the best.

    Marlene Laycock.
    Friday, November 18th 2011 - 04:49:42 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:42:00 by Marlene Laycock)
  36. no message

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:42:00 by Judith Smith)
  37. Its a while since I visited this site however it still sends the shivers down my spine, the innocent days of long ago, but memories are not forgotten.
    Some people from my childhood are still living on the "Ranch" but and isn't it fantastic how the people from this wonderful background have spread to all corners of the world.
    When I think back it brings a tear to my eyes to have known so many special people. For those who are trying to remember, I lived at 29 Warwick Drive from 1956 to 1976 with Mum & Dad, now at (Reeval Close) brother Kevin (Adelaide South Australia) and sister Lynda (Barnoldswick)
    I now live in Adelaide, came here in 1989 and have been back twice and will be back next year after the Olympics.
    Feel free to contact me on my email spud127@bigpond.com it would be great to hear from any old friends.
    Bye for now!!
    Saturday, August 20th 2011 - 07:19:25 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:41:00 by Steve (Spud) Bolland)
  38. HI Ken,

    Hope everything goes well with you. I was checking out the photos and found the one taken on John Street in the 1960s. I lived at #8 until I was around 7yrs old, then we moved to the Ranch.
    Monday, July 4th 2011 - 01:52:45 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:41:00 by Marlene Laycock)
  39. good to see the site is still being used arbiter just a little maybe it should be advertised more. can anyone add to it, Ken you have done a wonderful job keep it up.

    Steve
    Friday, May 20th 2011 - 02:51:14 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:40:00 by Steve Marshall)
  40. Hello All,

    I am most pleased to stumble over such a fantastic website!

    My name is Ron Elliott and I lived in Barnoldswick from 1945 to 1998 and I am looking to hopefully find some old friends, neighbours and work colleges of Rolls Royce in Barnoldswick.

    I was married to Shelia Scott/Elliott in 1949, and had a son, David Elliott in 1951 who also grew up in Barnoldswick and was an apprentice at Rolls Royce. I moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1998.

    Anyone out there who knows anything of myself or my family, please get in touch on ronald.elliott@tiscali.co.uk as it would be great to catch up!

    Best Regards,
    Ron Elliott
    Saturday, December 4th 2010 - 06:47:47 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:40:00 by Ron Elliott)
  41. We only lived in Earby for a short time, first in Victoria Road and then on to Wentcliffe Drive...doesn't it sound posh? But I remember those days in the early 50's like it was yesterday....

    Clara's Wood Hut,my fist film at the Empire, Mrs Clements/Mr Clare/ Miss Duxbury from New Rd School, the smell of the cotton mills, Aurthur Lee's fruit shop/ Hazel Procter, Margaret Vipond, Colin Wormwell and Colin Wiggin from school...wonder whatever happened to them all?

    Really fond memories of an age of innocence, where we were free to roam and be kids. No money, but who cared?

    God bless all those that remember those golden years.

    from one of the many Calvert kids..
    Tuesday, August 24th 2010 - 11:15:55 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:39:00 by Sue..nee Calvert)
  42. Trying to find out who Barbara Wilson is she lives on Warwick drive and she sent message to Barrie but he cannot recall her. We now live in South Africa Barbara and have done for almost 40 years
    Sunday, August 15th 2010 - 01:13:56 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:38:00 by Enid and Barrie Goacher)
  43. The youth club was n the old community centre, which later became an egg packing station on White Leys Close off Warwick drive. It looked like a ranch house and gave the estate its nickname
    Saturday, August 14th 2010 - 01:10:52 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:38:00 by ken ranson)
  44. hello i have lieve up the ranch 41 years and in those years i have seen a lot of changes here i use to lieve at 20 warwick drive and there were spare land across from me my children and the children what lieve near use to play there that has changed on the land they have put bungalos there and also there was the dip were the children also use to play if our children were not around we parents knew were to find them down the dip they were now if the people who lieve here when there yous to be the dip they would not be lieve it seeing the bungalos now there
    Friday, August 13th 2010 - 02:32:04 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:37:00 by barbara)
  45. hello ken i have just been looking at some photos and seen one of your family allounce book 1961 and it said 8shillings aweek not much those days and also one of your certifate of meritfor table tennis award at northolme youthclub1960 were did that use to be i can remember when i first came to earby the rents use to be 3 pound aweek i have lived on the ranch for 41 years hell of along time your mum will have been up there a lot of years yours barbara
    Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 11:58:57 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:37:00 by barbara)
  46. hello i also grew up at 69 kennilworth drive although i think it was many years after you i was born in 1981 and had many happy years growing up thier until i left home at 19 my mum still live there and i am sure she will be happy to look at this site thank you for making it peter
    Saturday, July 24th 2010 - 09:00:04 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:36:00 by peter rothwell)
  47. Our family moved to John Street, Earby in 1953 from Dewsbury. There was my father Albert, my twin brothers, Colin and Robin and sister Audrey. I worked at Bristol Tractors in the drawing office until I joined the RAF for national service in 1956. When I returned from Malta in 1958 they had all moved to 69 Kenilworth Drive, next door to Charlie Goacher and his family. I eventually moved away and married. We have five children, (more twins) and 18 Grandchildren (also including twins) and they say they skip a generation.
    My dad moved to Cornwall for a few years but later came back to Barlick, and died in 1979.
    Robin lives in Barlick and Colin is still in Earby.
    Audrey is in Brierfield.
    My wife and I, with our youngsters moved to Bradford in 1969 and have been here ever since.
    Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 01:35:29 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:35:00 by Brian Leslie Turner)
  48. Hi i remember Ray Thornton we were in the same class at salterforth school with Wendy Heaton Ann Bellamy Anne Thompson and Trevor Robinson.It was only the other day when i was looking at a class photo when were in miss Hartley's class probably about 9 years old.
    Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 04:41:28 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:18:00 by Linda hayhurst nee Watson)
  49. lived at 4 Mosely Avenue late sixties. The Ranch and my schoolfriends at salterforth and Ermysteds form great memories for me. I last visited about 25 years ago and it looked the same. I now live in Devon in a small village, my wife is an artist and I paint pub signs.My sister Elizabeth who was once Earby May queen lives near portsmouth. I looked at a google satellite image recently and can see a few changes but our old back garden was very clear.
    Tuesday, March 17th 2009 - 02:28:09 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:17:00 by Jim Dean)
  50. Lived top of Warwick drive, can't remember number. Do remember Tetley's from across the road.
    Monday, November 24th 2008 - 07:16:00 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:17:00 by Kevin O'Connell)
  51. Can anyone remember P C Froud the policeman who lived on the ranch. I can remeber as a child if i was upto no good,my Dad would threaten to fetch him down to our house to sort me out.
    Thursday, October 16th 2008 - 03:01:01 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:16:00 by Ray Thornton)
  52. Hi,I enjoyed your site very much and had a trip down memory lane.In approx' 1958,my family moved from Salcombe in Devon to No 76 Salterforth Rd.I was 3 years old at the time.I can remember a small stream at the front of the property and a hawthorn bush.Mr and Mrs Mc'grath lived next door.I remember the rag and bone man and the pop man.
    My Mother used to clean the library once a week(next to Dales farm egg packing station) and my father helped to run the youth club.
    I also remember all the garages at the back of Salterforth road and playing 'Hide and Seek' around them.We also had a big 50 gallon drum and used to roll along the dirt track behind the garages,making ourselves sick.
    There used to be a couple of garages to the east of the ranch,which was like a land fill site and a tall wire fence which seperated the field from it,As kids we had a myth,that all the stream area was sinking sand and we must never go near it or we will get sucked down.
    I can remember Yates shop at the bottom of the hill and going to it with my fourpence pocket money for lollys and 'spice'
    I have on 2 occasions been down the hill on my 'bogey' and once hit the tree at the bottom near the shop and hurt myself badly.
    My parents -Walter Thornton-died
    Mary Thornton-Mother-now 92 lives in Barnolswick
    John Thornton -Eldest. lives in Hereford
    Wendy Edwards-lives in Prestwich
    Jackie Emerson-lives near Halifax
    Ray Thornton (self)lives in Cowling
    My Grandfather was a stone mason who lived in Earby and made the Coronation scroll on the library and the stone balls on the old police station. Thanks Ray
    Wednesday, October 8th 2008 - 10:50:32 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:16:00 by Ray Thornton)
  53. HI, IREMEMBER GROWING UP ON THE RANCH , THEY WERE GREAT DAYS. IN FACT I HAVE NOT MOVED THAT FAR AS I LIVE ACROSS THE ROAD FROM MY OLD HOUSE 24 TYSELEY GROVE, AND MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, LIVES THERE NOW, I WOULD BE PLEASED TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME. REGARDS GEOFF
    Saturday, July 26th 2008 - 03:28:58 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:15:00 by GEOFFREY)
  54. Long time since I last looked at the website.

    Still fills me with nostalgia.
    Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 12:07:20 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:14:00 by Maria boyd)
  55. Nice to see our memories preserved.
    We lived at No 3 Warwick Drive from early 1940's until 1952 when we moved to Foulridge. My two brothers Gerry and Andrew were born in No3.
    Sunday, March 23rd 2008 - 02:04:15 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:13:00 by John Durham)
  56. Previously known as Brian Tomaszewski,living in a quiet Northamptonshire village and still in business after 18 years, married 42 years to Sue with 4 grown children and 4 grand children.Good website, keep it up,

    Regards,

    B.B.
    Tuesday, March 18th 2008 - 09:44:30 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:10:00 by Brian Tony Bennett)
  57. New surfer.Just discovered this site & think it is great.brings bck lots of memories.Imarried Cynthia Matthews 46years ago & we both lived on the ranch till 1966 when we moved to South Africa.Now live in Burnley.Congratulations Ken for creating this site.
    Saturday, March 1st 2008 - 06:37:23 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:09:00 by John Wright)
  58. Remember many of you from Kelbrook School & SGHS - it is nice to see where you have all 'gone;
    Friday, February 29th 2008 - 01:00:37 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:09:00 by Maureen Nutter)
  59. i lived on the ranch with my family. Still live in earby
    Monday, February 25th 2008 - 04:32:09 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:08:00 by linda hayhurst - watson)
  60. great site, good old photo`s, could possibly be updated
    Thursday, February 14th 2008 - 05:00:14 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:07:00 by Gus Brennan)
  61. i used to love visiting the ranch in the seventies,i used to date Dorothy watson,from the watson family at 63 kennilworth drive,the people of earby, round that area was just like us in Burnley,very freindly and would help anyone.my friend used to date an Eileen mcdade who moved back to ireland round about the late 70s..i courted for about 3 years there..the watson family are a great bunch off people,superb and friendly ,i haven,t seen for many years now as i moved to Eastbourne down south of England..i also new Angerla windle or swindle off earby through the watson family..mr R.mclean, BURNLEY lancs
    Friday, February 1st 2008 - 08:31:57 AM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:06:00 by roland mclean)
  62. According to roll call on "t'uthersiders" part of site
    Terry in Colne Brian in Nelson, think I got this info from Steve Marshall
    steve.earby@hotmail.co.uk

    Good luck

    Ken

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:06:00 by ken ranson)
  63. I am trying to find my uncles...Brian & Terry Brookes...former residents of the ranch along with their brothers Eric and John (my father) Any information no matter how old would be much appreciated
    Sunday, January 13th 2008 - 07:27:24 PM

    (Posted on 2012-08-15 14:04:00 by Jacqueline)
  64. I have been reading this guestbook and Web site for some time and getting a great deal of pleasure and comfort from remembering old memories, and past good times. I was moved to actually write something when I read about what happened to the memorial flowers for Steve Marshall's Mum and Dad. I was so sad to read this happened Steve. I remember your parents a little, and was good friends with your sister Sandra for a couple of years when we were both at Barlick Modern. (Terrible school--bad, bad, teaching standards.) I do remember evenings playing Monoply at your house with your parents. I have a twin brother (Alan)who may also have come over to your house? (We were born in 1956.) Your Mum had such a warm and infectious laugh, and it was obvious your parents loved each other very deeply. I was very shocked to hear about their tragic motor cycle accident, at the time in 1974. I am sure you are right that they are still there in spirit--probably swearing at the nasty person(s) who took the flowers. My Dad remembers your family Steve. Didn't you have a younger brother?

    Unfortunately, my Mum Alice died just a year later in 1975, so that time period is a little bit of a blur for me. I do regularly go back and visit my Dad (George), who still lives at 4 Kenilworth with his "new" wife Margaret of the past twenty years, or so. I now live in California, but will never forget my Yorkshire/Lancashire roots. My older brother Terry (born in '46) lives in New Zealand, and my twin Alan is in Halifax, since recently moving from London and Leeds.

    Say hello to Sandra, and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

    It was interesting to read about the book by Dr Morrison's son, which Kathleen recently mentioned. I look forward to seeing the movie based on the book--I remember he was one of the few Doctor's who my Mum actually liked. (She couldn't stand Dr Love.) Apparently, Dr Morrison delivered Alan and I, while my Dad and my brother Terry were fishing down at the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. I think that's what father's did in those days, while mothers were at the hospital toiling away!

    I am planning to visit my Dad and Margaret in Earby in the next few months (Nov or Feb)....

    Anyway, I think that's enough blithering...

    All the best,

    Alison

    (Posted on 2012-07-25 15:34:00 by Alison Sumner)
  65. I was born at 14 Chesford Avenue in 1944, but only lived there for about two and a half years. My maiden name was Meek and I have a sister Judith who now lives in Hampshire.I don,t have any photographs from those early days, but I remember all the children from school.
    I left Earby in 1965 when I married my husband Peter, and I have two daughters and three grandchildren.
    Now enjoying retirement,we keep active by walking in the dales and looking after the garden.
    Would love to hear from old schoolfriends.

    (Posted on 2012-07-25 15:33:00 by Pat Ormerod)

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