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Here is the start of what I hope will be a long list of Ravenfield memories, to start off this page Sheila Khan has delved once more into the family vaults and very kindly sent along the photo below. Sheila writes
It is the wedding of Norah Stobbart Butler to Arthur Thomas Roberts in Ravenfield on 5th April 1935. The young bridesmaid is my mother Kathleen Lilian Tirrell who was 13 years old at the time of the photo.
Many thanks Sheila
Do you recognise anyone?
The memories of Roy Nixon
“pub” referred to in an earlier report, and known as Ravenfield Jack’s did
indeed exist in the old village –however, the entrance was at the front, not the
back. It was entered at the top of a small flight of stone steps. On opening
the door, a bell on a spring used to announce your arrival! The shop/off
licence always seemed to smell damp and musty. On sale were sweets and a few
general groceries, as well as bottled beer (which was taken outside and consumed
whilst sitting on the wall opposite!) The nearest pubs in those days (pre and
during the war) were the Plough at Micklebring, the Fullerton at Thrybergh or
the Ball Inn and the Travellers Rest at Bramley.
The memories of Roy Nixon cont'd
Between the old village and the school, on the opposite side of the road, was
the vicarage and, on the adjoining piece of land, was the village/church hall –
a wooden hut in which we held dancing classes and the scouts and cubs used to
meet there. My uncle (Norman Ellison) and his wife ran the scouts and cubs
– and we had quite a lively scout band in those days!!The dancing classes were
held on a Saturday afternoon and cost fourpence (2p today).
The church was in
the grounds of the Ravenfield Hall and we gained access by parking our bicycles
at the foot of the village and then walking across a field and up to the church
- cars were a rarity in those days, unless you were one of the few wealthy
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