my grandparents lived at the Cocked Hat, Wadsley and Wadsley Common was just over the wall. A Mr Maw kept the Rose and Crown and Blands the Rock House.
I visited Mrs Betney’s shop on many occasions and well remember Pig Street and Coil Pit Lane. Mr Robinson was head at the school and Rev Weaver was at the church. I remember too, Billy Tindall, George Birchmaster and Maurice Garret at the Wadsley Wesleyan Chapel on The Hill. On our way home, we passed Dial House, a private dwelling then. How many remember the water troughs? Easy to remember and so hard to forget.
John Bernard King, S13