“Skemory” Lane

With a town as such a varied history as Skem, you’d expect its people to have a fair few memories and stories to tell.

This part of the website is given over to everyone who has a tale to tell about the town. Some have chosen to keep diaries, others wrote it down in poems and verse. Here, the authors share their memories with you.

We also look at some of the town’s real characters.

 

Tawd vale Colliery Disaster

Tawd vale Colliery Disaster

Stocks Farm

Stocks Farm

Sinkers Arms

Sinkers Arms (later Westminster Bank, Sandy Lane)

Dick Pownell

Dick Pownell

Hugh Edden

Hugh Edden

Tom Moston

Tom Moston

Louise Ellman

Louise Ellman

Hannah Burgess

Hannah Burgess

Tommy Tindsley

Tommy Tindsley

Poets Corner

Poets Corner

Digmoor Methodist Church

Digmoor Methodist Church

Diary of a First World War Soldier

Diary of a First World War Soldier