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    I lived in Crooms Hill Rd prior to immigrating to Auz in 1968. I'm not sure of the Street No, it was probably 8, 10 or 12? My nextdoor neighbour was Tim Broadbent, the first friend I can remember! My dad was an ex paratrouper and worked in the nearby army hospital and I had 2 older sisters, Mary and Jennifer and 2 younger brothers, Markus and Adrian

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    I am a Kiwi who lived in Friern Barnet on a working holiday from September 1987, firstly in Lyndhurst Avenue, then 22 Friern Barnet Lane and lastly on an estate on Colney Hatch Lane before moving to Hendon lane in Finchly Central in 1989. I returned to NZ late 1989 and had been back to London in 2012 wishing to visit Friern Barnet but sadly never made it. I am saddened to hear about all the pubs that have closed in the area - The Duck public house was the first and last pub that I went to in London when I lived over there, and I even working there part time for a little while - others were the Grove (then an Irish pub) and the Triumph, and I had wished to revisit them. I was also deeply saddened to hear that the Turrets had been demolished as we spent many a Sunday afternoon there listening to Ozborn and having our Sunday roast. I made a lot of awesome friends there including Aussies, English, Irish, Scots and Welsh. I am hoping that anyone I would have known back then will get to read this and if they remember me contact me, especially a great Welsh friend Steven Rigby who I sadly lost contact with. I still miss those great ole days!! I will be returning to England in 2017 and will really try to visit before everything else disappears!

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    Enjoyed your website, very much. My brother, Peter, and older sister and I were all born in Thornton at 1,Market Street. I believe it was a Grocer's shop which my father, Lloyd Wilkinson, ran. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Wilkinson, lived in the top house on GreenMount. Some of our relatives whom I remember were the Parkinson's and Jowetts. My family eventually moved away and I spent the next 29 years living on St. Matthew's Road in Bankfoot. My brother still lives in Bankfoot. I worked for the Mg. Dir. of Jeremiah Ambler Ltd. on Valley Road in Bfd. (later it became British Mohair Spinners) for13 years then came to America where I remained for 50 years (Chicago, Illinois, and now retired to Arkansas). I remember my father telling us that when he was a young lad some visitors from America came to Thornton and Haworth to visit the Bronte parsonage. They asked my dad if he would read the plaque on the outside of the Bronte House in Thornton because they wanted to hear his Yorkshire accent, which he did, and they gave him a half-crown! Must have seemed like a fortune to him!
    Thank you for a lovely walk down memory lane on your web-site! Lookiong forward to more photos of Bradford and area

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