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Rawcliffe Bridge

This is technically still within Rawcliffe, but is the name given to the village between the railway line and the point where the road crosses the Dutch River on the way to Thorne. The village is now dominated by overhead traffic on the M62 thundering past to Hull.

The War Memorial and Pub Rawcliffe Railway Station The least used underpass in the county

The railway line has very few trains nowadays and not a single person uses the station. It does however give rise to the least used strech of road in the area when an underpass was built under the line.

Visitor Comments

Posted by steve mo at 03/02/2007 11:31
Worked with some good people in RB for 22 years had some good laughs. Hope they are still working hard, wish I was back on that folder gluer ha ha.
Posted by Adrian Hall at 06/05/2007 21:57
I'm sure my grandfather used to live in the station house at rawcliffe. Does anyone local know if there's also a station house at rawcliffe bridge? Any higher res photos would be really helpful too. Thanks -
Posted by Prim at 08/05/2007 20:43
My family, Ben Proctor, wife Adelaide and children Frank George Addie Eileen and Annie all lived at Elms Farm. Would love to hear from anybody who knew / knew of my grandparents.
Many thanks
Posted by liam moiser at 14/01/2008 13:55
I lived in rawcliffe bridge for 7 year i don't think there is a station house i moved 4 years ago i'm 17 and i miss my friend there i hope they are behaving
Posted by liam moiser at 14/01/2008 13:59
i want to know if my old friends still live there e'g daniel laverack, darly green, darren nurse and that lot
Posted by liam moiser at 14/01/2008 14:04
I thought i would give you my email address this time
Posted by Matt Smith at 05/02/2008 04:42
I am researching my family tree, my grandad Charley Trinder & wife Mary Gunn lived in Rawcliffe Bridge. My Grandad's family home with his parents was 19 Dobella Road, according to maps this doesan't exist, can anyone help, cheers Matt
Posted by Reg Butler at 28/02/2008 16:52
I am reserching my family tree. My Gt. Aunt, LUCY BUTLER married WILLIAM ASPINALL a Blacksmith in 1909. I have been told that at some time they kept the RAWCLIFFE BRIDGE HOTEL they had two daughters, PHYLLIS and NORA I belive. I would be very interested to hear from anyone still around that can remember them them. Yours truly Reg Butler.
Posted by at 15/04/2008 13:01
I knew evelyn procter and her sister when they lived in Frog Row at Rawcliffe bridge. The croda has long since built over all this area leaving no trace .I iknew ben and also his dad who I think was also named Benny.for any further information I can help with email is
Posted by John C. Wraith at 13/07/2008 12:46
Is John Torn still living in Rawcliffe Bridge? It would be great if he could contact me on I haven't seen him for many years! Come on John-it's easy to contact the Philippines through e-mail!
Posted by krebs at 13/08/2008 19:24
hi just been ask in my familey a 1 or 2 qestions for Matt Smith
my grandad said was a farm on dobella lanerun by trinders
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 21/11/2008 14:38
Reg, you missed out Grandad & Grandma Aspinall's middle daughter Jean. Phyllis (my Mother) & Jean died in 1999 but Nora is still alive. Got a picture of them outside Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel before they retired about 1952 / 53.
Posted by corby bunting at 16/03/2009 14:26
Does any one know of a Sonny or Sunny Dickinson. Who lived in Rawcliffe Bridge. Real name Lawrence. I am hoping to find family members of this man.His grandmother being my great aunt Georgina
Posted by joe at 31/03/2009 20:44
HI, live in Rawcliffe Bridge at moment. noticed some creepy goings on at the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel, a figure been seen countless times. Was told something might of been built there before the Hotel , or there could of been a death there, and that why there is a presence.Just curious if anyone has info about rawcliffe bridge and these going ons would like to know. Also a friend of mine was at the school to watch their children perform at christmas. She was walking through the scool when she felt a childs hand grip hers, thinking it was her son she looked down but no one was there, when mentioning this to a friend in play ground a teacher over heard and said that someone had seen a young girl in a classroom on a few occasions.
Can anyone help???
Posted by diann orange at 30/12/2009 14:59
I was from rawcliffe bridge and my dad was Herbert Lee who was the foreman at Turner Papermill then gardner at Rawcliffe Hall hospital. He was related to the Walker family in rawcliffe bridge and married Enid Wroe of Thorne.
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 01/01/2010 16:29
Hello Diann, I'd given up hope of ever seeing a name I knew on this page. Write some more & see if you can find any school pals from way back. Happy New year from Pauline Reddall.
Posted by C.A at 23/01/2010 22:47
I worked at Rawcliffe Hall on night duty in 71-72 I remember nurses Pugh, Annis, Sylvia????, sister Jean???? and sister Holdsworth. One nurse also had a local taxi service. We used to have pantomimes and dances with visitors from other hospitals
Posted by Doug Hewitt at 28/01/2010 21:32
Hello to all the Rawcliffe Bridgers! I was born in Canal cottages(Frog Row) in 1939 and well remember Herbert Lee and daughter Diane also Pauline Reddall. Over the years I have kept in regular contact with David Chafer who was born at Greenland Farm and Peter Barnett who still lives in the village. I now live near Beverley.
Posted by nathan gray at 01/02/2010 13:36
i live in rawcliffe bridge and ther has been some odd going ons in my house lights apear fly acros the room and vanish i have seen this out side normaly at the ulry hours in the morning i also have a voice recording on my phone . of a girl saying ( iam real open the door)tea lights in my liveing room are upside down when i get up in the monring . if any body knows of any thing about things of this matter contact me please thank you
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 02/02/2010 22:39
Hello Doug, Have your ears been burning? At a Post Card Fair, I bought a super card of Frog Row & yours was the only name I could associate with it. I passed it on to Shirley Turner (now Goole Town councillor Mrs Marshall ) & she passed it to her brother Alan. Alan did come up with lots of names but none that I remember, but that's not surprising because we only moved into Papermill Rd in 1947 & I had left in 53. Postcards of Rawcliffe Bridge are very scarce so I was very lucky to find it.
Posted by Matthew Smith at 05/02/2010 05:25
hi my grandparents lived at 21 Portland Street Rawcliffe bridge, as did many of my Nans sisters (the Gunns), would be interested in anyone who has any stories or even better photos to assist my family tree. My Grandad was Charley Trinder (Chuck) & Nan was Mary Trinder (Nee Gunn). Both my great grandparents (Gunn & Trinders) were involved in the paper mill & they had the shop on the end of Portland St at one side & a chip shop at the other side. I have fond memories as a child staying with grandparents of a man called Geoff who used to always stand on the corner of Portland St & wave to everyone that passed by, anyone with any info or photos of Rawcliffe Bridge emails would be greatly appreciated to, also if anyone has any photos of the old paper mill?
Many Thanks Matt Smith

Many Thanks Matt Smith
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 06/02/2010 22:05
The Geoff you remember was Geoff Goddard, son of Harold Goddard the Butcher. He had a sister Margaret - do you remember her? He went to live with Margaret after his parents died. I have a photo with their grandmother on it, taken in the 50s & she was a widow then, so maybe it was his parents that you remember. Harold Goddard walked with a limp from a war injury.
Posted by alan proctor at 09/03/2010 18:08
i have lived in village for 66 years and knew sonny dickenson and ada fielder very well. they lived at the pastures and then moved on to goole .evey weekend my parents and sonny and ada used to go for a drink at the black horse and call back at our house for supper and knees up at 43 paper mill road
Posted by Margaret at 04/04/2010 01:06
Joe:- Ghosts at the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel.....must be fairly recent ones. I lived next door (when it was a Police house) and never saw, or heard anything unusual.
I remember hitting top speed on my bike when returning home, in the dark, from my friends house (Grace Walker, Spring Cottages) past the old Glucose factory and the ponds. Very creepy! Also, going over the little drainage bridge near the ponds and being dive-bombed by a huge barn owl which used to lie in wait for me.
Names are flooding back.....Kath Harrison, Rita Kinder, Susan ? (worked at Rawcliffe Hall as a nurse) Micheal Leake, Clive Broughton, John at the Post Office/garage and the family at the pub. I can't remember the family's name at the pub but know that they had a daughter called Janet who eventually bought the house next door and had a daughter called Heather.

Many memories...all of them happy.
Posted by alan proctor at 07/04/2010 14:16
hi margeret. i assume your parents were JIM and MARION FREEMAN and you had a brother called DAVID. we were good friends of your mum and dad .i married the girl from the pub called JANET MACHIN who unfortunatly died 15 years ago. your father and myself were on the committe to get the first playing field up and running which we did yours ALAN PROCTOR
Posted by Margaret at 09/04/2010 21:11
Hi Allen

Yes, of course, I remember you now; I think you were working in construction at the time. I am so sorry to hear about Janet, that must have been such a bad time for you and the family.
My email address is, would love to hear about Heather.
Posted by colin clarkson at 16/04/2010 20:40
fond memories of Rawcliffe Bridge I think that Dobella Avenue not road and i think I might know some of the trinders
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 17/04/2010 20:55
Colin Clarkson from Paper Mill Road ? Would you be Marjorie's big brother by any chance ?
Posted by Yvonne at 29/05/2010 07:42
This is a little off track...but am wondering if anyone can help here too, please?
Am following up on my family tree, & it seems they were at Dobella farm too. John Blacker was farming there (according to the 1841 census) along with his 2nd wife (Ellen) & his family from his 1st wife (Hannah - nee Lawrence - she had died a few years earlier)
Posted by colin clarkson at 04/06/2010 21:56
hello pauline yes I am marjories big brother
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 06/06/2010 19:47
Are you & Marjorie fit & well. I often think about all the little ones that played down the backs. I have a photo,taken in the early 50s(?) of you two with Wendy & Linda Butler, Yvonne Morris, Glenn Turner & a little girl called Anne. I think she was Mr Young's grand-daughter so I think her name was Thompson. Do you remember them all - & Mr Young who used to cut your hair?
Posted by Colin Clarkson at 10/06/2010 22:10
hello yes we are both fit and well, I live in Hedon Hull with my wife of 40 years , i have a son daughter in law grandson and a grandaughter all lovely not that I am bias. My wife met up with Glen Turner at their work where he is a fire officer. I lived at 17 papermill can't remember your number. where do you live now?
regards Colin
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 20/06/2010 18:47
Hello Colin,
I used to live at No.1 - the last house on your side of the street. My Dad worked with your Dad at the pit. Alan, Shirley & Glenn Turner lived at No.5. I live in Goole & see Shirley often because we only live a couple of minutes apart.
Posted by colin hayward at 26/07/2010 22:44
to Matt Smith. The reason you cannot find Dobella Road is because it is now called Paper Mill Road .
The numbers were changed when the name was changed so that no 59 became no 4
Posted by Patricia Spink at 19/08/2010 13:53
Marshall family
Does anyone know if Robert(Bobbie) Marshall is still living in the Rawcliffe Bridge area.His mother and father were Damares and Cliff Marshall.Thank you.
Posted by John Town at 27/12/2010 17:35
hi im John and i lived at bridge farm in rawcliffe bridge]
Posted by Mike Wheeler at 12/02/2011 15:25
I saw the reference to the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel and the name of MACHIN. I am trying to find about who ran the Hotel.

My wifes great aunt Hannah NORBURY married William DRURY. He died in 1919 and the rumour went that she on to run a hotel in the Goole area ( sometime between 1919 and 1935ish). In 1934 she married Harry COATES who had a daughter Muriel COATES. I have now found out that Muriel COATES married a widower Frank MACHIN who had a daughter from his first marriage Janet S MACHIN and they ran the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel.

Would anybody know owned/ran the Hotel in about 1934
Posted by Margaret at 13/02/2011 20:44
Dear Mike

I remember Frank's wife Muriel, I also remember her mother. Alan Proctor is the person you need to get in touch with, he marrried Janet (Muriels daughter) and he still lives in the village.

When my parents retired and left the village, Janet's grandmother gave them a small vase, I still have it. If you can give me your email, and then give me your address I will gladly send it to you. Don't think that it's worth much but I sure you will like it for sentimental reasons.
Posted by alan proctor at 24/02/2011 20:50
regarding hannah coates.this lady you speak of used to run a pub in south empsall called the MOORTHORPE hotel during the war years second world war she also ran a pub at SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA.she told me and my wife JANET MACHIN that is where she made her money because of the rationing.when i married in the sixties grandma as she was known lived at the pub but spent 8months of the year in her caravan at SOUTH SHORE BRIDLINGTON she also had a son called ERIC DRURY who spent most of his working life as head postmaster at HARROGATE. as far as i am aware he is alive and living with his son or daughter at LITCHFIELD.I am sure he is the key to all this becauseGRANDMA was married at least twice and had various men friends so JANET and i were told.hope this throwssome light out for youon GRANDMA .if you wish to e mail me i have ERIC DRURYS address but no phone number .regards ALAN PROCTOR
Posted by shirley rose marshall (formerly Turner) at 04/10/2011 19:56
Have just been reading the comments on this site. I was born in Dobella Row rawcliffe bridge No 43 in 1936, and have my birth certificate with the address. I never moved, always lived in the same house, which became 5 Papermill Road, when the council houses were built. My dad was George and my Mum Mary Hannah. There were three of us, Alan, myself and Glen born in 1947. How many of you readers remember us.
Posted by margaret at 20/10/2011 19:52
Hi Shirley
I remember Glen. He was a good friend of David my brother. He used to call in often to see us, especially when he came home on leave from the army. I also remember his wife I think her name was Doris? David died when he was 58. I hope that Glen and his family are well. Nice memories Sheila.
Posted by posted by Doug Hewitt at 10/12/2011 07:38
Hello Shirley, Just picked up on Rawcliffe Bridge blog, I remember all your family very well, I was born at Rawcliffe Bridge in 1939 and lived for 16 years at 2 Canal Cottages before moving to Papermill Rd (57?) next door to the Snell family. I am sure I remember Alan having a Francis Barnett motorbike at a time when most of the lads had motorbikes. I was in the village yesterday visiting Pete Barnett who is just out of hospital after having a hip replacement. Trust you are keeping well and give my regards to Alan. Happy Christmas to all.
Posted by stephen ward at 17/11/2012 09:30
does anyone know if there was another graveyard in rawcliffe prior to the one surrounding the village ancestry on the ward side of our family appear to come from rawcliffe,however the list of burials fo r st.james church is huge.presumably all in the list were buried there? help
Posted by Freda Elizabeth Wheldrake ( Nee chevis) at 30/11/2012 13:03
My step father worked in The Cooperative shop ( The Coop) at Rawcliffe bridge around 1948-9. He was Charles Edward Watmough, a grocer from Goole, with a long association with The Parish church there.

Edith (Edie) Broughton was single, worked at Burton's tailoring in Goole and lived with her 2 brothers in Rawcliffe bridge too. When she was approximately 70 years old she married Edward (Ted) Wheldrake from Snaith (Born in Whitgift) They then lived in Rawcliff bridge in her home and travelled extensively to Adelaide, South Australia three times and also back to Malta, as Ted was there in the navy after World War2.

I hope this hepls to ring some bells.

With warm regards from Sunny South Australia,

F. Elizabeth Wheldrake
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 09/12/2012 16:13
Re Wards in Rawcliffe Churchyard. According to the booklets issued by the Doncaster FHS, the first burial was in 1753. The booklets record burials up to 1900 and there are 33 members of the Ward family in the churchyard.
Posted by sasha hensin at 15/01/2013 00:45
Was wondering if anybody has any memories of the black horse at rawcliffe bridge? I'm currently the manageress and love to hear about the history of the pub. I've lived at new cottages for the last 11 years. First came to the village at 15 to New Cottages. Then moved to Rawcliffe, then back to New Cottages ! I know lots of people but nobody knows much about the pub. Old photos of the pub would be a god send as I'm re decorating soon and would love some photos to frame and hang in the pub. Heard it use to be two cottages ? any info would be fantsastic
Posted by Ian Rayner at 24/01/2013 11:30
I try find rawcliffle frog row my granddad name George Fredrick Raynor live number 3 also my father Leslie william Rayner birth there. Any photo Frog row cottage?
Posted by Linda Walker at 19/02/2013 14:27
Does anyone know of a Nancy Walker's whereabouts. She was born and lived at 9 New Cottages Rawcliffe Bridge until aged 20ish. She had a younger brother and sister, and an older brother and sister. So one of five. They lived there in the fifties. Their mother worked as a farmhand and their father as a peat digger for British Peat Moss Company. I am trying to trace my mother Nancy Walker who would now be 79 or any of her children/family. Any information would be fantastic.
Posted by Linda Walker at 19/02/2013 15:39
My mother Nancy Walker, left school at 15 and worked at Turner Paper Mill. Can anyone remember her?
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 19/02/2013 18:57
Memo for Ian. I have a picture of Frog Row - but where do I send it to? How about an e-mail address.
Posted by Linda Walker again at 19/02/2013 19:45
Contact details
Posted by Angela Walker at 01/04/2013 15:49
Hi Linda Walker

Have emailed you some info. thanks
Posted by Linda Thorpe at 21/05/2013 19:34
Hi Allen Proctor I feel really proud that you,ve mentioned my grandma Ada Fielder And Sonny Dickenson they were a lovely pair weren,t they?I,m Don Thorpe and Betty Fielders daughter.We all had some good times at Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel n The Black Horse didn,t we?I remember you well.Nice memories!!! regards Linda xx
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/05/2013 18:56
Hi Linda. I probably knew your father Don. He was 3 years older than me and lived down our Street.I also knew your aunt Doreen who married my wife's uncle Bob Hall. We visited Doreen shortly after she lost Bob.Doreen had a daughter whose name escapes me But I have a photo of her sitting on her Granny Hall's knee at our wedding.Please give Doreen our regards.We lost touch over the years
you mentioned Sonny Dickinson.His Grand mother was my Grand aunt.Being my Grand dad's sister Georgina
I also have a photo of her on her wedding day
Posted by Linda Thorpe at 23/05/2013 21:28
Hi Corby it,s a small world isn,t it?Yes you,re on the right track.My dad,s brothers n sisters are Doreen n George who are still alive and Edith and Enid deceased.Doreens daughter is my cousin Annette who lives down South.My dad was in the merchant navy a number of years so he was away a lot.Sonny Dickenson and my grandma on my mothers side lived together for many,many years,so many that I always called him grandad.She was Ada Fielder, a lovely woman.Thanks for getting in touch.Regards Linda.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 24/05/2013 08:59
Hi Linda.When you place messages on these pages. you never know who may be watching.We live in Southampton and Doreen did say her daughter was down here.There are a few Fielders in Goole. I do not recognise the names of yours.I knew the Edinburgh St ones Gladys,Lucy,Norah,Nancy and Alan . Iknow in their teens Doreen was friendly with Lucy Fielder and my sister Elsie. A strange coincidence is that Sonny as a boy lived across the street form Doreen
Posted by Linda Thorpe at 24/05/2013 18:53
Hi Corby.My grandma Ada was married to Robert Fielder who was brother of Gladys etc,we,re talking about the same family.Unfortunately Robert died in the war.I remember my mum,s Aunt Gladys very well,although I was very young.Did you live in Goole?Do you have children I might know?Regards Linda xx
Posted by Corby Bunting at 24/05/2013 22:26
Hi Linda.As you said in the begining. It really is a small world. We know Gladys's daughter June and her husband Dennis. They were the first couple to stay with us down here. We both had one daughter each at that time. We have kept in touch and visit each other when in the vicinity.We married and left Goole in 1957.Because I was stationed in Southampton. The original plan was to move to Whitby where I had a good job lined up.But after our two sons arrived.By that time I had settled down in a good job.The climate suited.Etc. I must admit to missing the snow though
Posted by Linda Thorpe at 27/05/2013 20:49
Hi Corby.Oh when you left Goole I was 6 years old ,so obviously I don,t know your children.Did your sister Elsie marry in Goole and did she have children? It,s nice to remember people as I don,t live there either.I came to live in Majorca in 1980,but I do visit every year usually at Christmas time,so I get to see the snow sometimes ha ha!! Take care Linda xx.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 28/05/2013 09:04
Hi Linda.My sister Elsie married Alan HillaryThey had many children and after living in Westfield Square and Kent Rd. They moved to Brough where Alan's work was .My other sister annie married Charlie Wilkinson. They had Five childrenWe all lived down.Malvern Until Charlies work took them to live in Scunthorpe.
Majorca,I worked there .A month every year Maintaining a yacht. Tramomtana3 In the Porta Portals. Portal Nous marina. "Wellies" was a favourite watering hole. Who knows, we may have bumped into each other.I was there from late 80's to early 90's
Posted by LINDA WALKER at 02/09/2013 15:15
I found my family thankyou
Posted by Ian Rayner at 19/09/2013 20:06
to Pauline Stainton my e-mail is ok
Posted by alan proctor at 22/11/2013 11:05
a meeting is to be held at the RAWCLIFFE BRIDGE hotel, next wednesday 27 nov. at 7pm to oppose the wind farms which are proposed to be built just outside the village everyone welcome.
Posted by Stephen Walter at 12/01/2014 19:59
I know somebody who lived in the pub for 23 years and left nearly 60 years ago. I'm sure he would love to answer some of your questions about it's history. Please let me know who to contact and how to contact them - he would probably rather speak over the phone. Thanks.
Posted by pstrick barker at 09/02/2014 12:15
I used to live in stubbs villa with my brother and sisters mareen shirley julie plus david I am the yungest patrick I used to go to rawcliffe bridge primary school does enney one remember me.
Posted by caroline at 21/03/2014 21:30
Does anyone know the history of 43 papermill rd ie when built and why.
Any old photos etc would be grande. We looking to buy and would love any history and info on papermill rd and the village.
Posted by Ron Butterill at 12/05/2014 18:21
Hi All,

Just found this site by accident whilst looking for something else. Lots of fabulous memories of the Rawcliffe area Bell Lane , West End etc . Just wanted to say am related to the Butterills, Morleys Foxes and Buck's from Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge also the Whittons from Snaith. My dad was George Butterill (Gud pronounced Jud) .If anyone knows any of the above it would be nice to hear from you. Sadly will be in Rawcliffe tomorrow for the funeral of my uncle, Tom Morley dad of Jennifer and Brenda.


Ron Butterill
Posted by colin hayward at 29/05/2014 16:17
Caroline,re your query about the paper mill,I can give you masses of information as my family were invoved throughout its history.
Posted by shirley marshall was turner at 27/08/2014 18:06
to caroline re paper mill road. I was born at 43 dobella road, rawcliffe bridge which eventually became 5 paper mill road. I think it changed when the council houses were built. My name was shirley rose turner. my brothers are alan and glen. paper mill road was once known as pulp Row, presumably because of the turner paper mill (no relation).
Posted by shirley rose marshall was turner at 27/08/2014 18:16
Matt smith. I know yours is an old post, and i dont know if you still look on this site. I went to school with Peter Trinder.I was born at 43 dobella road, which is now 5 papermill road, and this is why you will not find it on a map.
Posted by nadine batty ne: garner at 12/10/2014 12:27
Patrick barker. I remember your family well. spent a lot of time at your house. I was friends with Maureen and we all went to primary school together
Posted by Glenys gidion. Nee cowling at 27/11/2014 16:51
Just been looking at R/B. on web. I recognised few names. Ada and sonny. Betty and don Thorpe we are related. I went to R/B. primary school. Would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers me. I live in wilmslow in cheshire now But I am still a yorkshire lass. I lived down harvest way.
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 30/11/2014 13:40
Re;Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel. Past landlords keep coming up so I'll add some facts for interested parties. In 1940, the licensee was a Mr Woodliffe. My grand-father, William G Aspinall & his wife Lucy took over in 1942 & stayed until he retired in 1951, when they went to live in Portland Street next door to Mr James (Keith's family). Mrs Coates took over from my grand parents.
Posted by Amy jackson at 04/01/2015 07:40
Hello, my dad Keith Jackson 'ruffy' passed away 9 years ago, he worked at cross and grew up in rawcliffe bridge, I was just wondering if anyone had any memories or pictures they would like to share

Thank you
Posted by Patrick barker at 28/01/2015 10:02
Hi just a quick post to nadine its bean a long time since rawcliffe dosent time fly
Posted by Peter Bailey at 01/02/2015 19:17
I have traced my family history back to Rawcliffe Bridge, my great grandad was George Hector Vause and was killed in the first world war. He changed his name to Ramsey when he joined the Army (I think this is because Vause sounds 'German'). His older sister married a
Posted by Peter Bailey at 01/02/2015 19:38
Posted by pat Duggan (nee thorpe) at 16/03/2015 23:03
Hi to all rawcliffe bridgers it's been interesting reading some of the comments I recall some names and places mentioned I'm betty and Don Thorpe daughter and my sister Linda x our grandma and grandad was sonny and ad a dwellers at the blackhorse good times haha remember my grandad sonny playing the piano in a drunken state performing the laughing policeman .
Does anyone on here remember our great grandma granny ceiling lived between the bridges across from the blackhorse little lady always had a strong cup of tea and a piece of Apple pie for anyone who called in .x
Great granny cowling xxx
Posted by Corby Bunting at 17/03/2015 17:20
Hello Pat I love these little snippets that keep coming up from the Rawcliffe Bridge area.
I remember the Thorpes in Stanley St George and alice with Doreen and Don I believe that they had more kids
Doreen used to knock around with my sister Elsie and also Lucy Fielder /they were the same age
Dorren ended up marrying my wife's Uncle Bob Hall Shortly after Bob's death we visited her in a large house near where "The Green houses" used to be She had a daughter who may still live in Goole
If it is Sonny Dickinson that you are speaking of We were related going back to a Norfolk immigrant Georgina Bunting His father used to live almost directly opposite the Thorpes with sons Donald,Lawrence ( Sonny) Young Georgina and her little sister
Posted by Linda Thorpe at 21/04/2015 21:21
Hi Glenys Gidion,ou are my mums cousin (Betty Thorpe.nee Fielder)Ada Fielders daughter, ho is at the same time your dad Percys sisterI am Linda we lived next door to each other for years. It,s nice to hear of you again after so many years.I often wondered about you and Margaret I got married and I live in Majorca..but I still go to Rawcliffe every Xmas to spend it with my sister Pat.Nice to ear of you, take care xxxxx
Posted by Glenys gidion (nee cowling) at 04/05/2015 15:56
Hello Linda hope you are well. Nice to hear from you. I live in wilmslow for the last 45 years. I lost my husband Two years ago after 43years of marriage. My sister margaret died 10 years ago. Would be nice to hear from anyone else who knows me. I remember. Granny cowling my dad's mum
Posted by Glenys gidion (nee cowling) at 15/09/2015 10:36
My parents used to live in frog row rawcliffe bridge if anyone has photos of frog row would it be possible to send me a copy. Tracing my family tree. Thanks
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 16/09/2015 19:12
Memo for Glenys. You can have a picture of Frog Row - proper name, Canal Cottages - but I need your address please.
Posted by Glenys Gidion (nee cowling) at 21/09/2015 16:03
To Pauline Staunton (reddall. If you send me your e mail address I will send you my address look forward to hear from you
Posted by Paul at 21/09/2015 22:31
Glenys and Pauline.
I don't know whether you are intending posting your details openly on the forum but would suggest you contact Stuart(Webmaster) to exchange details in confidence. I think he can be contacted on Hopefully this is correct but no doubt some other contributors will assist.
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 24/09/2015 08:56
Memo for Paul. Thank-you for the advice.
Memo for Glenys . I have contacted the webmaster.
Posted by Stuart - Webmaster at 24/09/2015 09:03
Hi - the above advice is good advice. You should avoid posting email addresses on public websites as that's a good way to get spam. Contact now made between Pauline and Glenys
Posted by Paul at 24/09/2015 19:15
Thanks Stuart and Pauline.
Posted by Nigel kendall at 14/01/2016 21:42
Could any body from round the Rawcliffe area tell me if the black horse hotel /pub is haunted.As we stopped there last Saturday night and had a ghostly experience.I am not a believer but what me and my wife seen was so strange .So if any body could help it would be appreciated .
Posted by Nicola Dawn Turner at 30/01/2016 01:59
Hello neighbours, my name is Nicola Dawn Turner, my grandparents MARY and George Turner used to live at 5 Papermill Rd. I have many fond memories of playing in the back lane and by the railway tracks. I would love to have some wonderful stories of my lovely grandparents. My grandma was a true lady and my grandpa helped EVERYONE!!!!!! My sister and I felt unique as we were the only mixed race children in the village. We treasure our memories and wish well to all that know us, God bless.
Posted by Sasha henson at 24/04/2016 22:00
Hi Nigel Kendall
I'm the manager at the blackhorse . If you would like to phone me on 01405 831064 . To discuss your stay .very interested to hear
Posted by Irene Baldwin at 25/05/2016 19:01
Joe the school is handed so thing to do with school house. I was brouht up there my dad was squire Bradley he worked at turner paper mill (linpac)also haunted we lived in bridge terrace weird things happen there
Posted by Irene Baldwin at 25/05/2016 19:38
Anyone remember squire Bradley am irene he used to play drums at black horse .worked at turner paper mill (linpac)
Posted by Shirley Marshall at 26/05/2016 20:46
Nicola dawn freeman. Hi Nicola, auntie Shirley here. Have you had any replies
Posted by Shirley Marshall at 26/05/2016 20:56
Irene Baldwin. My dad was George turner from 5papermill road, Rawcliffe bridge. He was great friends with your dad squire Bradley and George Houghton, think the three of them ere known as the last of the summer wine, my dad being the little scruffy one, I forget his name, even though I can see his face.norah Batties boy friend. My youngest brother was glen.
Posted by Irene baldwin at 27/05/2016 17:40
Shirley marshal I remember my dad squire and your dad being pals I always say my dad reminded me of compo (the scruffy one)they were good hearted blokes .miss him
Posted by Irene baldwin at 27/05/2016 17:47
Forgot .I remember Glen my brothers were Peter, Stephen and Ernest.Stephen died about 2 yrs ago Ernest must be 10 yrs since he died
Posted by Irene baldwin at 27/05/2016 18:01
Nathan gray can you say where you live rawcliffe bridge
Posted by patrick barker at 08/10/2016 12:40
trying to trace old friends of rawcliff bridge primary school
Posted by mastercraft renovations leeds at 29/03/2017 16:12
We are currently renovating the station house at Rawcliffe bridge anyone interested in looking at pictures let me know
Posted by Matt Smith at 06/06/2017 00:58
shirley rose marshall was turner

Hi Shirley, not been on here for a few years just seen your reply, my Uncle Peter Trinder is still going strong & lives in Hook currently. Still after information on anyone who knew any Gunns or Trinders in Rawcliffe Bridge, my Great Grandad Gunn used to have the chip shop on the corner of Portland Street
Posted by Matt Smith at 06/06/2017 00:58
shirley rose marshall was turner

Hi Shirley, not been on here for a few years just seen your reply, my Uncle Peter Trinder is still going strong & lives in Hook currently. Still after information on anyone who knew any Gunns or Trinders in Rawcliffe Bridge, my Great Grandad Gunn used to have the chip shop on the corner of Portland Street
Posted by Jo Walker at 10/09/2017 19:05
Hello, hope this site is still active. I am trying to trace family from Goole/Rawcliffe/Hook area. My great nana, Eva Maw (does around end of 1990s) had 3 children I think, Peter, Patricia (my nana) and Clive. I visited my Nana's old house around 12 years ago with my Nana, we knocked and the lady who lived there very kindly let us come in and chatted with my Nana about the different people they knew and where they ended up. My nana Patricia (Pat) went on to work at the Station hotel in Hull before marrying Ronald Walker and moving to Norfolk.
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 02/04/2018 15:34
Hello Jo, I'm surprised your Nan Pat found anyone who knew her 12 years ago. It's a different village now. I first moved into Paper Mill Road, in 1948 when I started Grammar School and I think the Maw family were still in the street. I do remember that they were one of the first families to move into the new council houses opposite the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel. I have a photo of Pat's father taken in the 1950s & I'll ask the web-master if he can send it on to you.
Posted by Jo Walker at 15/05/2018 13:27
Pauline that would be lovely if I could see the picture. My email address is

Many Thanks
Posted by lynda allenby at 21/04/2019 10:30
my 2nd great grandmother sarah butterill was born in rawliff
Posted by Mick Watson at 13/12/2020 21:51
Hello to Amy Jackson
I’ve just found this site for Rawcliffe Bridge. I realise your question about your dad is over 5 years old but I remember your dad very well. Ruffy was my best mate for many years. We lived next door to each other on Bridge Terrace. We spent all our time together playing football, cricket, tennis etc. He was a brilliant sportsman especially at football. He was also a great lad. We never argued and always got on really well. We also went on quite a few holidays together including France and Spain.
I have many happy memories of your dad.

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