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THE COAL BOARD ESTATE, the place where I was brought up

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 09:57:24 am »

it was great to be a child there in the 1950s and 60s.
before we moved there my family:
got bathed in a tin bath in the kitchen
my mother cooked on an open fire with an oven at the side
we'd had no inside lavatory
we had no hot water
no garden
had to deal with infestations of silverfish and black clock beetles which swarmed by their millions all over the house at night.

moving to the coal board estate was like stepping into paradise.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 10:05:22 am »

it was great to be a child there in the 1950s and 60s.
before we moved there my family:
got bathed in a tin bath in the kitchen
my mother cooked on an open fire with an oven at the side
we'd had no inside lavatory
we had no hot water
no garden
had to deal with infestations of silverfish and black clock beetles which swarmed by their millions all over the house at night.

moving to the coal board estate was like stepping into paradise.

I remember those times well mate,happy days though Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 11:24:23 am »

yes waking up screaming as a toddler in the middle of the night covered in ravenous black clocks was a right laugh.

The coal board estate was another world. All sorts of people lived there-Scots, Geordies, Irish all sorts
it was next to the park, there were plenty of other kids to make mates with, you could go off on adventures up Wragby Road and Coach Road or to Ackworth.
Scottys' hill was like the North face of the Eiger to roller skate down or ride your bike down. Looking at it 50 years later it's just a fairly gentle slope. Our old house is still standing. I felt very emotional walking round the place thinking about all the families that lived there. I cann still remember many of their names.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 02:51:53 pm »

Can't say i ever experienced black-clocks to that extent  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 03:18:54 pm »

I don't remember them but my mother tells stories of the entire floors and walls being carpeted by millions of them writhing around and making a strange rustling noise. The council wouild come and fumigate the house.
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 04:07:07 pm »

I lived on the pit estate from being 6 years old to 11, I have happy memories of living there  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2011, 10:04:37 am »

I was fortunate to get a brand new house on the coalboard estate on October 1954.as the houses were being built as they were completed people were moving into them,so it was an on going process for 2 or 3 years till the estate was completed.their was a allocation of houses,so many went to people who worked at acton hall,so many to miners who worked at Snydale pit and the remainder to the miners from the north east and scotland.my next door neibour on ashcroft road was Ernie Hill,he lived in the same house from 1954 until 2010 was Ernie the person to live on the coal board estate for the longest number of years.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2011, 11:11:40 am »

I was fortunate to get a brand new house on the coalboard estate on October 1954.as the houses were being built as they were completed people were moving into them,so it was an on going process for 2 or 3 years till the estate was completed.their was a allocation of houses,so many went to people who worked at acton hall,so many to miners who worked at Snydale pit and the remainder to the miners from the north east and scotland.my next door neibour on ashcroft road was Ernie Hill,he lived in the same house from 1954 until 2010 was Ernie the person to live on the coal board estate for the longest number of years.

I lived on Ashcroft Road #25 Grin
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 08:50:45 am »

I lived at 39 Ashcroft Ave, right at the top of Scotch Hill-it's in one of the photographs. M
y dad moved our entire belongings from Earle Street on the back of Reg Betley's hand cart.
On Scotch HIll were;
The O'Haras
The McFails
The Barrs
The Roys
Thedd Greenshields

all mining families from Scotland
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