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Dale Street, Maple Park, Aldridge Ct

I was quite struck by the comments about Ladysmith Terrace and who lived there in the 1970′s.

It seems like so long ago that I grew up in Ushaw Moor. My parents seemed to love moving house. In fact I lived in four separate houses there. I started in Dale Street. From what I can remember the following kids lived in our street. David and Andrew Richardson, Colin Hird, Dawn and Paul Smirthwaite, Stephen and David Hagar, Paul and Karen Macalevey.

By the time I was seven I had moved to Maple Park, which probably was the most community spirited place I have ever lived. Once again loads of nice families and lots of kids. There was Michael Melia who lived near the Hutchinsons, who had a couple of kids. Across the gap was Dennis Hunter and his sister Tracy. Next Door to them was the Moralee family, James, Paul, Susan and Stephen. The next Family across the gap was The Cross family, who had Kevin, Alan, Carol and Alison. Next door to them as the Willis family who had a few kids although I can only remember Stephen. Next door to them was the Tones family who had Christine and Barry. Further up the street was the Graysons who had twins Neville and Tom and their sister Sandra. Two doors along from them were the George family who had two daughters one called Susan and I cant remember the other one. Myself and our kid lived in 22 facing the green. Just down from us were the Morgans Alan and Bernadette and next door to them were the Thompsons Robert, Stephen, Gary and their sister who’s name escapes me. Finally there was the Elwick’s on the end house who had two daughters one called Anita.

I moved from there to Aldridge Court, which was far more spaced out, but at least the houses had central heating and finally Hall avenue, which is where I lived until I left the village in 1988.

I loved living there and wouldn’t have swapped my childhood for the world.


Posted on behalf of Michael

  1. noodles
    November 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    A fantastic entry Michael. You obviously had a very happy childhood. Keep your memories coming. I don’t know any of the families mentioned as I had been away from the village for years when the period you write about. It will bring memories back to someone and they might put their pennorth on the memories section.

  2. julie tindle(george)
    November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    hey hi just wanted to fill in a couple of gaps for you lol i’m one of the George girls,Julie and i have a sister Angela we dont have a susan except a cousin who used to visit quite often maybe its her you remembered we lived in maple for our whole childhood my parents only moved in 2000 when they sold their council house.the thompsons sister was called Denise and the Elwicks had june jimmy and anita your right it was a great place to grow up with lots of community spirit the street parties were the best and mr Mason who if your ball went in his garden you had a job on gettin it back,we didnt dare knock on his door lol,anyway thx for sharing it was lovely to read bout my street 🙂

  3. darren
    November 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    the burnhams 28 maple park

  4. linda smith ne fullard
    March 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    hello while I was looking through this I saw you Menchiond a MRS Macalevey and 2 of her children there was also david Margret and anngela and ann Macalevey Bcecause I lived next dore to them we were the FULLARD FAMILY JOAN and BILLY here children were Terry,and Valery and thay had a little girl with jet black hair that was taken from them at a very young age by her real perants sh was called LINDA I know this as I am that little girl linda I r


  5. Colin Hird
    February 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Lovely to see the memories from Michael. I am one of those mentioned Colin Hird. I lived at 18 Dale Street from birth and loved growing up in that street. The games we used to play in the street during the summer, football, cricket etc( not many cars about in the 70’s) and in winter we would sledge down the middle of the road from the top of the street to the bottom. Bonfire night was always met with a collective effort for a good ” Bondie” at the green at the bottom of the street and spent many hours at my dads allotment where the new estate is now being built off Whitehouse Lane. My main friend was Graeme Taylor who lived nearby until we separated when I went off to Durham Johnston and he attended Ushaw Moor. I have lived in Carlisle since 1986 but still pop back to see family whenever I can and still drive past the old street and the village with all those memories.

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