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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Car Number Plates

Mary Landon recalls the childhood excitement of waiting for a car to drive through Tideswell so she could take down its number. She’d be busy if she tried that today. … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments


Millie Robinson reads her poem about Tideswell which was one of the winners of the 2013 Tideswell Tales poetry competition. The contest was to find a poem to go on … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tideswell’s Double Wedding

Helen Middleton describes how her mother and aunty had a double wedding because their father wanted to save money.

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Working at Hancock’s

Alison Chapman describes working at Hancock’s during the late 1930s and early 1940s. “I worked at the Pork Shop and learned all sorts there you see. And then when Renee … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tideswell Living History Group AGM

Tideswell Living History Group re holding their AGM on Friday 23rd May, 10am at Vanilla Kitchen. Please come along to find out what the group has been doing and to … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

March 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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