A few photos from Friday’s Launch of the Tideswell History Box.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Helen Middleton describes how her mother and aunty had a double wedding because their father wanted to save money.
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