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  1. Hi, I know it's ages since you posted the message about Beighton seeming like it was a nice place before Crystal Peaks was built....well it certainly was. I was born and was brought up there, and I have wonderful memories of living in the village. We lived in the Steel houses on Cairns Rd, with the single storey pre fabs across the road from us. There was a street full of kids, and we played out all day long - no cars - well very very few, so we played on the road a lot. All the houses had big gardens so we spent hours making dens and had the run of most of the gardens. From being about 9 or 10 we were allowed to go down to Sothal swings. We never called it Sothal though....that was the 'posh' name. It was (pronounced) Sewerter. In our teens, my friends and I would go 'ladding it' to Swallownest, Killamarsh, Hackenthorpe.....all distinct villages. All the families knew each other on the street where you lived so we knew we had better behave or our parents would find out - and we would be in trouble! Fantastic childhood - such good times. I don't envy kids today anything. I know it sounds corny, but none of us had anything to brag about - we were all pretty poor, but it never bothered us. We had the freedom to get outside with our mates and have fun without fear and anxiety about what might happen to us. Regards JuneLambert
  2. Hi Janus1938, I was only 7 in 1954, so I don't know Margaret Wilson. I'm not sure which old cottages you refer to at the back of Beighton Church. Are they the ones which are on High Street? Memebers of my family worked at Beighton Pit though and would have known Margaret's father. Kind regards June Lambert
  3. Hi Texas, The name Paynter rings a bell. We lived upstairs at I think no 49 - above Betty and Fred, The top one on the row of flats. My kids - Andrew and Rachel were young there - I think it would have been 1973 when we moved in and about 1976 when we moved to Cairns road next door to my mum. Did you live on Victoria road? Best wishes June Lambert
  4. Hi Alex, What is your mum's name? I wasn't going to the youth club then - in the later 60's but I will probably know of your mum. June Lambert
  5. Hi jl-heating. I can't remember the Coopers you mention....it's such a long time ago! You say Suzanne went to school with Susan Lambert. Susan is probably related to me but I'm not sure who she is. Maybe one of my cousin's daughters. JuneLambert
  6. Hi jl-heating I think there were a few Cooper families in Beighton when I was growing up - not sure I remember any of them. Did your father in law work at Brookhouse? JuneLambert
  7. Hi fixit4u Yes, I vaguely remember the 'Storey's. My brothers are John and Richard and yes, I used to live on Victoria Road for a while in the flats. I wonder if there is any way of me getting a copy of the photo without breaking confidentiality......don't know how this works. JuneLambert
  8. Hi fixit4u, I can't say that I do remember the photo being taken. What is Charlie's second name....I may remember him too. Was he a Beighton lad? I'd love to have a copy of the photo. Do they still have it? Was it taken at Shelley's or somewhere else? Where did Sheila and Kath live when they were young? Did they live at the top end of Beighton? I do remember Sheila Craig. Thanks JUneLambert
  9. Hi fixit4u Yes, I think I remember your sister. We worked at Shelley's bakery in Beighton after leaving school - our first jobs! I think one of my brothers did used to live on Broadfield Rd for a time. JuneLambert
  10. Hi fixit4u Chances are I know your brothers in law then. I remember Norcroft Cottages well. I didn't know all the families who lived there but did know of some. Did you know any of the Tann's from Hackenthorpe? They are my cousins on my dad's side of the family. Patrick, Kate and David Tann - or any of the Lamberts? JuneLambert
  11. Hi PopT, I don't think I can remember a Timmins at school.. Memebers of my family would have known Mr Timmins the pit deputy though. Some of my dad's brothers worked at Brookhouse pit. JuneLambert
  12. Hi Escort1 I don't live in Beighton now, and I remember the fairs being on the recreation ground on High Street, where the Miner's Welfare / bowling green was built. There was such a buzz around the village when the fair was coming!! It was usually there for my birthday in August - when we din't have money to go on the rides we stood around the waltzer or dodgems eyeing up the lads. I can't think of space in Beighton now where a fair could be held but there might be. JuneLambert
  13. Hi PopT Not sure about the Timmins family.......Where in Beighton did they live? JUneJ
  14. Hi Fixit4u, The name Beatson does seem to ring a bell.........Did your sister go to any of the Beighton schools? My dad's family came from Hackenthorpe and I had friends from Hackenthorpe in my teens......early 60's JuneJ
  15. I don't remember the individual groups who played there, but I know I enjoyed it tremendously.....jiving in the isles with my mate! Live music was just an everyday part of life wasn't it. There was always at least one or two groups on wherever we went.
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