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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Lost shops of Litton

Arthur Barnsley recalls the ‘lost’ shops of Litton village. “Shops. We had the co-op it was Stafford Hill I think it was called who ran it at that time, the … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Picture House on 3 shillings

Malcolm Burton talks about the Picture House on Sherwood Road. “Somebody we used to call Ma Goodwin, she was the usherette if you like, she issued the tickets, the lot, … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wakes Decorations

Terry Yates describes how everyone got involved in Tideswell wakes, including the rivalry to decorate houses and streets the best. “What’s your earliest memory of Wakes Week? Wakes Weeks everybody … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Majorettes Legs

Beryl Robinson describes working in the chemist in Tideswell and making their own dye for the majorettes to put on their legs for the Wakes performances. “I loved it, because … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is Wakes?

Mary Landon introduces Tideswell Wakes, an important event in the village calendar. “Wakes Week is a celebration of St John the Baptist which is who the local church is dedicated … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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
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