Can you imagine a carpet of blue ?
With the streams, bubbling and gurgling, flowing through,
Imagine the sweet smelling fragrance of flowers too,
You can stand in solitude to ponder,
Or if you wish you can walk through the rustling leaves and wander,
This is the carpet of blue,
You can walk through,
This is a real bluebell wood, as a boy, I knew,
It is also a magic carpet of blue,
If it’s a magic carpet, in your view,
Then Lister’s Dale is for you.

Terry Colley, December 2009


  • Wickersley Home Guard by Patrick Lowe
  • Memories of the 1970s by Phil Simpson
  • Foster Road, 1960-1981 by Mike Webster
  • Once a Village by June Cox
  • The Birth of Brecks Youth Club by M. Main
  • Recollections of Wickersley Shops in the 1960s by E. Brown
  • Memories of Christmas in Wickersley by T. Colley
  • Memories of Wickersley from the 1930’s by A. Wade
  • My Memories of Wickersley Agricultural Show by Don Gill
  • Childhood Memories of The Lister’s by Terry Colley
  • Harry Kennen’s Shop in Thurcroft by John Yeardley
  • Identifying families in Wickersley by Colin
  • My Childhood in Wickersley by Mike Atfield
  • Memories by Mavis Boid George
  • My Wadsworth ancestors by Shirley Parent
  • Memories of Wickersley by Paul King
  • Memories of Farming Families by Gill Owen
  • Pear Tree Cottage by A. Wade.
  • Wickersley Hall by Don Evans
  • Northfield Lane by D. Wood
  • The Origins of Gill Close by Don Gill
  • Roller Skating up and down the Avenue by June
  • Sledging Hill by Terry Colley

Read more Local Memories:

Rotherham, Treeton, and Whiston


  • Silver Jubilee Celebrations May, 1935
  • Coronation Celebrations May, 1937
  • In Memory of Rev. H. C. May Rector of Wickersley
  • Victory Celebrations June, 1946
  • Coronation Celebrations June, 1953
  • Wickersley Agricultural Show May, 1975

Many thanks to Paul King, Mrs C. Carroll and Don Gill for providing the information

Newspaper Extracts

Extracts about Wickersley and Wickersley people

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