Questionnaire: living in Layerthorpe

If you lived in the Layerthorpe area before the demolition of its terraced streets I’d be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire:

Layerthorpe Project: memories and thoughts of former residents

It was inspired by the many comments on the Lost Layerthorpe page on the York Stories website and is a way of following up and expanding on the many memories shared there.

Street sign for Redeness St, with modern buildings behind

3 comments

  1. Terry Morrison

    Great idea looking back on layerthorpe things were a bit tough like no bathrooms and out side toilets

  2. Terry Morrison

    My mother had the greengrocers next to the scrap yard, she ran a tick book , where she wrote down everything a resident of layerthorpe would buy and then pay for it all on the Friday, we had no bathroom only a tin bath which hung up in the back yard like everyone else down layerthorpe and all the streets off

  3. My mother lived at 1 Hawthorne Grove, just over the railway way bridge at the top of Layerthorpe. I have photos of my mother in the ARPS in Layerthorpe in WW2.
    Also have memories of staying at the same house as a child and listening to the buses coming over the bridge. We used to visit a small shop selling sweets a few doors down on the left over the bridge.

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