Over to You

In Milltown Memories' post-bag Over to You Barrie Lord (a.k.a. Dave Burke) reminisces about the "good old days:"

Some memories of World War Two:

I remember when.... Buses were powered by a gas engine at the back.

Churchill came to visit the valley - I ran alongside his car on Burnley Road and waved at him. He waved back!

They took away the railings at Burnley Road School for the war effort.

Mount Zion Chapel used to have film nights showing Charlie Chaplin films.

Evacuees with Cockney accents arrived.

My mum queued for four hours to get two bananas - the first time my brother and I had ever tasted one.

German prisoners-of-war doing repairs on Burnley Road were held at Sowerby Bridge "glass house." I stole two cigarettes from my dad to give to them - was I a traitor?

Bob Cragg sold ice-cream from his motor bike and sidecar outside the school - with raspberry flavouring! Wow!

Do you remember?

Other interesting topics include the Cumbrian version of dock pudding, memories of the Co-op and Eastwood Sunday School Dramatic Society - and "personal service" at a Market Street, Hebden Bridge, grocer's circa 1960.

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 8. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.