Wardley joins Bill Quay on its northern edge. Pelaw is to to west of Bill Quay and NW Wardley.
The dividing line between Bill Quay and Pelaw is the Park to the west of Station Road, Bill Quay.
To call the quarry Pelaw is wrong maybe the brick company was called the Pelaw Brick company and had its registered office in Pelaw. However where it got the raw materials was Wardley Quarry
Any Grandparents of the school children who lived in the Crawley Ave. area would know it as the Wardley Quarry. That assumes that they ever got to go there as access could be difficult as we had to cross the farmers field . I knew Walter Gallon the son of the farmer and we called the farm Gallons Farm but I seem to remember that was not itís actual name.
Just look at a proper map and you will see that the quarry has no physical connection with Pelaw.
To give the quarry any other name than Wardley is false to us who live close and played at the Quarry.
I lived in Crawley Ave 1943 to June 19689 and up until to early 50ís there was council no housing past 24 Crawley Ave.
I remember all the schools being built in the area. The last of my family who lived in Toner Ave died in 2011. So was visiting until them and younger relations who still live at the Cemetery end of Toner.
Where the council housing starts at 24 Crawley there was a Berber wire fence blocking off the end of the road.
There were two large Shire horses usually in that field from ? Burn Heads Farm called Prince and Dobbin. We gave them old bread. We flew model aircraft in that field with Bob Rowntree from number 22 Crawley keeping his eye on us he had a big radio controlled, bright red plans with about a 6 foot wingspan.
To the North end of the Toner Ave. school there used to be a fence and a hedgerow running say SW to NE where we used to build our dens to play in when the horses were not in the field. Whoops this in wrong place !
He also had control line models as well as model boats which he took to the lakes. He was great with us kids, I think that he and his wife couldnít have children or had lost one.
Lots of memories of Crawley!
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