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This picture was shared by Lisa the younger girl in the picture. The older girl is her friend who lived on the same road. The photograph was taken around 1977. Lisa no longer lives in Darnhill, having moved away in 1993 My dad would have no doubt taken the picture as he loved snapping everything […]
Mum and Dad were housed in Whinfell Drive. I was born in Langley, Whinfell Drive in 1958. I remember my family life being very happy and full of love. This Christmas, 2019, I am staying again for Christmas. My 4 siblings, who live all over the country, have all been here too with their families, […]
In March 2020, as the Overspill project was drawing to an end, the world went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here we explore what life in lockdown has been like some people in Langley.
In March 2020, as the Overspill project was drawing to an end, the world went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here we explore what life in lockdown has been like some people in Darnhill.
I remember from 3 or 4 years old there was six of us in a 2 bedroom house. We had an outside tipple toilet loo shared by three houses. Our mums took it in turns to clean it out. In the winter, we had frozen pipes, thick frost on the windows, gas lighting and candles […]
When I got married in 1975, we had a flat over the shops in Darnhill. When my son came along, we needed something bigger. We rented off a little old lady and the house was on Bamford Road. The house had an outside toilet and a tin bath by the fire. One new year, my […]
I thought we had moved to the countryside when we first moved onto here in April 1957. We had an indoor toilet and bathroom. They was still building the estate when we first came up. The first winter was shocking, the snow was up to our knees and we had chilblains. Sheila
I remember winter time, sledging on fields near where we lived, the bonfires on bonfire night and all the neighbours used to do black peas. I remember calling all the neighbours aunty and uncles. At night, we had to wear thick pyjamas and thick blankets. I remember the snow being up to the window sill. […]
I remember picking my son up from school and the frost rising from the ground and it was really really cold. There was only one bus and it was every half an hour. The rent was a lot less than now. I remember playing bingo in the school holidays at home. Christine