Thank you to Alison F for this fantastic photograph from Heap County school, Darnhill in the late 1960s. Alison features on the photograph, along with her uncle who was the headteacher!
This amazing photograph was shared with us by Margaret W. It shows Darnettes Jazz Band from Heap County School at one of their fund raising dances circa 1966/7. Margaret tells us that the majority of the band lived on or near Lanark Close, Darnhill. Do you recognise yourself?
When I first came to Langley, I was 5 years old. I have been here for 50 years. I remember the cold winters because there was no gas fires, only coal fires, so my mother had to get up early to make the fire so we could be warm before we went to school. Anon
I remember going to the Christingle Service at St Margaret’s Church which is still going now. It had a good community spirit. You couldn’t get a place at St Margaret’s School, my children went to Bullough Moor instead. I arrived in 1972 and I’m still here.
My memory is of an unfinished estate, a bare house and my 2 young daughters, one three years old and one 1 month old. We tried dressing the house with decorations, but it still looked bleak but when the tree was lit, it looked lovely and we felt happier. The presents were important, we weren’t […]
The neighbourhood is dark and dreary, Boarded up houses, people weary. Pensioners with nowhere to go Families just putting on a show. Everyone trying to do their best Living their lives in this great big mess! That’s what I thought before I found Community centres all around. Places of activity Groups for them and for […]
We came in 55 from the prefabs What a lovely house! Gardens, indoor toilets and stairs for the first time – we ran up and down them all day long But winter in Langley was freezing No central heating so I’d warm my legs by a stove in the mornings drinking a cup of tea […]