A Nettlebank childhood (1949 – 1965) by Pam Leonard

My mother’s family was firmly rooted in this respectable little working-class enclave and according to census information my grandparents moved to Cliff Street somewhere between 1901 and 1911. The men in the family had worked in the coalmines practically ever since mining in North Staffordshire began. Both my grandfather’s and my grandmother’s families previously lived at Brown Lees, Biddulph, within walking distance of Biddulph Colliery. After that closed down, they moved to Nettlebank, near to Norton (Bellerton) and Sneyd Collieries.

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