A trip from Rawmarsh to Thurnscoe

Mexborough residents.
Mexborough residents.

THIS week’s Memory Lane features a snap brought in by Shirley Dickinson of Ash Crescent, Mexborough.

One of the photographs shows former residents of the West Street, Shelley Street and Hope Street area of the town.

Old Thurnscoe - pictures supplied by Thurnscoe Local History group

Old Thurnscoe - pictures supplied by Thurnscoe Local History group

Shirley’s parents, Sligo and Edith Dickinson, are pictured on the back row, fourth from right (Sligo) and fourth from left (Edith).

Shirley said: “I don’t know who most of the people are, although I believe there is a Mr and Mrs Beavers and Mrs Bennett on the photograph”.

Does anyone else recognise the faces? If so, please call us on 01709 303034 and tell us your recollections.

Our next gathering is of footy players – we think in Thurnscoe – in 1950. This time we know who most of them are... but not who they play for!

Maybe you can help identify the mysterious BYC club.

The team is (back from left): ??, George Kettlewell, Malcolm Malyon, and Bill Street. Front (from left): Bill Scarrott, Alan Hargreaves, Gordon Perry, Maurice South, Ted Addiss, Cotch Garner and Albert Walker.

The final picture in this week’s eclectic mix is an old scene of back-to-backs in Parkgate. In the foreground, the rows of washing lines billow – while faintly, in the distance, can be seen the rows of chimneys of the long-gone Parkgate Iron & Steel Co.