Google maps, Oldtown

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  1. BarTyke

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    Yes, still in Stokesley, just off the High Street which is very handy. It’s a nice little market town surrounded by beautiful countryside but I still yearn for home.
    Never knew Quorn had a site up here.
     
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    I think some of the confusion stems from the political ward of old Town which reaches nearly to Monk Bretton ( not sure of the exact boundry). I lived near the cross roads of Gawber road, Pogmoor Road and Greenfoot lane for 15 years from 2002 and I always thought geographically Old Town was The Victoria Rd, Gawber Rd, Greenfoot Lane, Huddersfield Rd definition as described earlier.
     
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    Why is it called Old Town, there's not really anything old there (nothing older than Victorian)?
     
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    No idea mate, I can only guess that at some point it was the first area to be established as a conurbation, as a kid (born in 49) it was known to be the poshest part of the town. That changed when I moved in.
     
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    I think it was the original Barnsley settlement before the monks set up the current town; just strange that there's nothing really old there, not even the street pattern.
    Incidentally, it went even further down hill in 2009, that's when I moved there. :D
     
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    It will go down even further in the next few years as it's where I plan to move to.
     
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    This old poem was published in 1880.

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    and one from 1904 attached
     
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    A bit more on the origin of Barnsley village names.

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    You have to be racist and a tory to live in Old Town according to one or two on here.
     
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    There is a wall outside the Miners pub seperating the bowling green from residential houses which formed part of the boundary of Old Town. Its hundreds of years old. If you Google it there is a link to an article by Barnsley Council.
     
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    I too did all that. I seem to remember the vicar was Father Ryder and I too lived in Rowland Road. Also, I was a member of St Paul’s Youth Club—happy days lots of non youth club things happened behind the curtains on the stage too!
     
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    Back when we were kids, my Dad used to play bowls at the Miners. If we ever went up there we’d often end up playing in the spare land where Haverdale Rise is now. It used to be a “bowl shape” like a mini reservoir. There was also a patch of land out the back there that was used for a Sports Day for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
     
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    Interesting to see what's labelled as Green Foot reservoir at the bottom of Salisbury street opposite the sixth form where the grass is with banked sides. Always wondered what that was.

    The folk in that bottom house on Salisbury street used to put notes on your car windscreen in the late 80s telling you not to park on the street outside their house. Always wondered if it was them that got the council to double yellow it and on what basis. When it was blocked off after the traffic lights for houses on 6th form went up they still left the double yellow lines there.
     
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    Hmm small world, and an Air Force connection as well. I don’t remember any behind the curtain activities! I remember the disco - Booker T and the MGs Time is Tight springs to mind. I was hopeless at that and have been all my life.
    I also remember table tennis and a real show off with ginger hair who used to come now and then. He was already an up and coming young footballer and cricketer but who knew just how high Arnie Sidebottom would rise in both games....
     
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    "Dodworth - the estate or field of the dead".
     
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    That's what we called "The Rec". Much of my youth spent playing football and cricket on there. Now it seems to be nothing more than a dog loo!
    If you mean the modern house at the bottom of Salisbury St (at the right as you look towards the 6th Form), I went to school with the lad who lived there. His parents were really nice, and were very proud of their house - it was pretty smart to be fair.
     
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    Opposite side. Delamere. Must have been in with the council to get those lines down.
     
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    There used to be a number of tunnels leading from that Rec that went under the High School and came out beyond the playing fields (. Now a housing estate ) think they were built as Second World War shelters . When I was kid they were open and you could get into them .
     
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    yes shelters were there, also a certain john dennis lived bottom of granville street or just on sackville street next door to Albion Turners relatives.
     

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