Ayr Grove

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 […]

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Growing a family

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 […]

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Oral history Interview: Kath

Hear Darnhill resident Kath talking about her husband’s move to the estate as a child. They didn’t bother changing schools for him. So there was this problem of travelling backwards and forwards. So their only transport was the 163 bus which at the time just went on literally onto the start of the estate and […]

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Darnhill: A new Community

In the Summer of 2019, a group of young people from Darnhill’s Youth Service group worked with an artist and film maker to research Darnhill’s history and then write and record a film. The film was shown within our Time Machine at the Darnhill Festival 2019 and was also on display for three months at […]

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