Cynthia remembers Shirebrook of old

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As more and more towns across the country report the shops and pubs on their high streets are dying an ex-Shirebrook woman recalls a different time.

Cynthia Robinson (88) was born and bred in the Model Village housing estate and remembers her hometown as a bustling pit village with dance halls, pubs, packed-out churches and ballrooms.

The ex-teacher, who now lives in Mansfield, has particularly fond memories of Shirebrook Girls’ Grammar School.


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