Goldenhill “When David Was a Lad”

Let me see if I can give you a general idea of what it was like in the village of Goldenhill in the 1940s and 50s, or as the saying goes, when I was a lad.

Goldenhill Train Station in the 1950's

There was a maze of streets and back alleys, perfectly designed for young lads to explore and create mischief in. Within minutes you could be out of those streets and into green fields kicking a ball for all you were worth.

It was in the 1960s when everything changed with the city council embarking on a massive slum clearance programme.

The village stands 700 feet above sea level and has commanding views over the city and the Cheshire Plain. There are records of people living in the area as long ago as 1640.

For the rest of this story and others by David Wood, click on the local memories tab at the top of the page.

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