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Did any of you grow up in Beighton during the early 50's 60's? Did you go to Beighton infants / Juniors? Brookhouse Secondary modern? Do you remember any of the old shops in Beighton like the shoe repair shop on High street, or Mr Staniforth's clock and watch repairs next to Hall's television shop? What about the fairs that used to come to Beighton at the same time each year? The rides were 6d and one year me and my friend Marilyn Lancaser went potato picking to get some money for the fair - we finished up with 10/- Fantastic!! Loads of money to go on whatever we wanted!! Farrer's were one fairground family......they had been coming to Beighton for years. Did any of you go to the youth club in the church hall with Mr Durham? ........and the Saturday night dances which cost 6d or 1shilling if I remember rightly..in the church hall?

JuneLambert

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was talking to one of my sisters last saturday, and she thinks she remembers you, we lived at Hackenthorpe and surname was Beatson?

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Hi JuneLambert

 

Did you ever come across any of the Timmins family in Beighton?

 

PopT

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I know the current owner of Farrar's Fairs who are still in business, they would love to come back to Beighton if someone could find them a suitable ground to put the fair on. Some of their rides are currentley open in Rother Valley.

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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

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Hi PopT

Not sure about the Timmins family.......Where in Beighton did they live?

JUneJ

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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

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Hi JuneLambert

 

I'm sorry I'm not sure, they were living on Vicar Lane in the 1920's but told they had moved to somewhere in Beighton.

 

Arthur Timmins the father was a Pit Deputy at Beighton Colliery.

 

A bit of a longshot but I thought you may have known someone at the school.

 

PopT

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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

 

Not the same buzz these days as the kids have too much other things to do, there was no Playstations etc when we were young. I remember the good old days at fairs that you talked about, today its usually kids with no money just messing about.

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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

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There are 5 of us girls that were in the Beatson family. All except me all went to Rainbow Forge and Carterlodge. Their ages are 55, 59, 61 and 62. My 2 elder sisters both married lads from Beighton, one from Robin Lane and the other from Norcroft Cottages. The eldest divorced and remarried but the other is still married to 'Wag' from Norcroft. We lived at Carr Forge Close but my nan lived at Beighton, across from Norcroft Cottages.

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There are 5 of us girls that were in the Beatson family. All except me all went to Rainbow Forge and Carterlodge. Their ages are 55, 59, 61 and 62. My 2 elder sisters both married lads from Beighton, one from Robin Lane and the other from Norcroft Cottages. The eldest divorced and remarried but the other is still married to 'Wag' from Norcroft. We lived at Carr Forge Close but my nan lived at Beighton, across from Norcroft Cottages.

 

Hi, was your dad called Frank?

 

 

Tazz

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