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?
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 […]
My first Christmas was in 1967. My daughter Helen was 2 months old. It was lovely. We had Christmas dinner at my mother-in-laws. It was a lovely atmosphere. My husband was from Higher Openshaw. He came with his mum and dad. I came from Bacup so it was a smashing atmosphere, everybody was very friendly. […]
Where do I start? I was born in 1967 and we moved up from Clayton, Manchester. Darnhill was where everybody knew everybody, and was very friendly. As a kid growing up you didn’t dare do anything wrong as there was this one bobby we called him Sherlock and he used to ride around on a […]
Church services and Sunday School were held in St. Margaret’s School for a number of years before we raised enough money to build a church. We were made welcome by the people from St. James’ Church and my school was very welcoming to all who came. My 3 children started school there. There was a […]