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Bamfurlong Hall
Photo: Brian
Views: 2,170
Item #: 27390
Taken from: The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, 1911.

Comment by: Lizie Walton Holland on 17th February 2016 at 21:20

Yet another classic picture of the old hall at Bamfurlong Hall Farm. It was such a pity that mum and dad didn't have enough resources at the time to preserve it and it was demolished in 1953 (not 1952) when I was a baby. We lived in the old house next door and the moat was always a great place to play any kind of kids games. Such fun.

Comment by: christine holland nee topping on 22nd March 2016 at 00:06

I remember the old house and the moat, spent many happy hours playing on the farm with you all and ken and pam winstanley, we lived across the road from them, my mum and dad were fred and elsie topping.I remember Mrs Walton teaching at Bryn Gates school, happy days

Comment by: Lizie Walton Holland on 20th May 2016 at 12:51

Hi Christine you were one of our gang alias Top Cat remember that one?! Are your parents still around or not? Your mum Elsie was always so kind to us. I remember once that you locked your self in the bathroom of the old house and it took ages to get you out. I just got back to the States from over there May 17th spent 3 months over there helping John brother back to good health after his open heart surgery. Netty lives in Appley Bridge, Joanne in Manchester and John in Standish.

Comment by: christine on 10th October 2020 at 00:32

Hi Lizzie I certainly remember my nickname Top Cat and also being locked in the bathroom, that old house was very spooky. My Mum and Dad are sadly no longer with us but my daughter Katie lives in no4 Lily Lane We had such good times playing on the farm didn't we

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