Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

History Box Launch

A few photos from Friday’s Launch of the Tideswell History Box.

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The Project

We launched the project in April 2012 to preserve and communicate the recent past of Tideswell, a village in Derbyshire, UK to collect the memories and old photographs of Tideswell and … Continue reading

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Dial H for History

Tideswell Living History Group will launch the Tideswell History Telephone on Friday 11th April. This is the first time an unused iconic red telephone kiosk still in its original location has … Continue reading

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Blue Star FC

John Barnsley recalls the Blue Star football team from when he was president including their ‘invincibles’ season of only one defeat.

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Growing up in Tideswell

Late for school Tideswell was home to many evacuees in the Second World War and we have collected quite a few stories so far.  It wasn’t always easy for the evacuees or … Continue reading

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Growing up in Litton

Not all childhood stories though are about the good times, here is Terry Yates recalling one of his memories of the second world war: And here Arthur Barnsley talks about … Continue reading

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Family Matters

Mrs Vera Skidmore turned 96 in 2012 and has lived in Tideswell all her life, she has a sharp memory and a host of stories, and we will publish a … Continue reading

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The Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012

We captured this interview by Shannon McGuinness whilst St Johns parish church in Tideswell was being propared for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebration on 4 June 2012.  Brian Hopkins is … Continue reading

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Parke Road in Wakes Week

Here is a photo from Helen Middleton: “I believe this to have been taken during Wakes week judging from the window display. It was taken outside what was then Jim … Continue reading

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Church Street in Wakes Week

“The photos show a house (now called Evelyn House) and the adjacent Old Post Office, in Church Street Tideswell decorated for the Well Dressing & Wakes Week celebrations which are … Continue reading

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Tidza March

No celebration in Tideswell would be right without the Tideswell Band playing the Tidza March, so here is Vernon Watson talking about how the Tidza march might have got to … Continue reading

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