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Walter Willeys Shop, Park Road, Elland
Walter Willeys Shop, Park Road, Elland
One of my favourite photographs passed down through the family is this one which belonged to my grandmother Connie Darwin. Her uncle Walter Willey and his wife Charlotte owned a shop in Elland, Halifax, Yorkshire.

My grandmother used to tell us how, as a young girl in the 1920's she visited here often to see her cousin Gaye. Obviously milking poor old Walter for all the sweets the could!

After a bit of searching I have found the exact location of the shop, which is now part of the car park of the Barge & Barrel Pub.
Park Road, Elland, Halifax
Park Road, Elland, Halifax
At the bottom of this photo you can see Walter Willeys shop. The Old Bus carcass in the yard was used as a seating area for the serving of refreshments and snacks.

This was originally a black and white photo which I have enhanced and coloured. 
Cousins day out at Coronation Street
Cousins day out at Coronation Street
Connie & Gaye lived hundreds of miles apart, but whenever one visited the other great laughs were to be had. This picture of the pair of them outside the Rovers Return on a trip to Coronation Street. 
Wedding of Arthur Keitch & Vera Glover
Wedding of Arthur Keitch & Vera Glover
Arthur Keitch Married Vera Glover in 1942 in Halifax, Yorkshire. 
The Grove Maternity Hospital, Barton On Sea
The Grove Maternity Hospital, Barton On Sea
The Barton On Sea Maternity Hospital, (Previously known as The Barton On Sea Materinity Home) was located on Grove Road Barton on Sea, Hampshire, England.

Digging around in a box of old photographs I came across this old photograph that I took myself many years ago. I was born here and my mother had heard that it was about to be closed for good so we went there so she could show me where I was born. This is the only photo I have and I've never seen another so maybe this will be a useful find for someone.

The photograph was taken sometime in the early1980's. The car in the photograph is my old Singer Gazelle which was pretty much on it's last legs at the time, bellowing out black smoke wherever we went! 


Hutton, Leonard
   b. 10 Oct 1919, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
Hutton, William
   b. 9 Nov 1883, Kippax, Yorkshire, England
Wright, Charlotte Elizabeth
   b. 26 Aug 1890, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Dickinson, Martha
   b. 2 Dec 1852, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Wright, Amos
   b. 1854, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Wright, Thomas
   b. 1781, Stanley, Yorkshire, England
Smith, Mary
   b. 1783, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Wright, Thomas
   b. 1826, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Turpin, Mary
   b. 1760, Methley, Yorkshire, England
Lorriman, James
   b. 1762, Garforth, Yorkshire, England

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