Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

Tideswell Memory Map

Find out the stories behind the places with the Tideswell Memory Map. Click on a balloon to discover a story about Tideswell’s recent past. Each balloon displays an archive photo of that location along … Continue reading

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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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Sunshine Corner

Gill Adams recalls the 1960’s Tideswell youth club called Sunshine Corner and going for Barber’s chips afterwards.

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VE Day

To recall the 70th anniversary of VE Day on the 8th May 1945, here is Maud Gratton talking about the VE Day celebrations held in Tideswell.

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School, Wakes and Go-Cart Races

Kathryn and Paul Black talk about school involvement in Wakes Week during the early 1980s. “Did the school ever do anything towards Wakes? Just before our time, the children had … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eating Lamb

Audrey Hopkins recalls the shocking realisation of eating lamb you’ve raised by hand. “Yes and I can remember as a child I used to go there to play, my great … Continue reading

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World War Sideboard

Audrey Hopkins recalls hiding in the sideboard during a Second World War bombing raid on Sheffield. “Audrey what’s your first memory of Queen Street in Tideswell? Well, my first memory … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tideswell Co-op

Terry Yates talks about the Co-operative Store in Tideswell. “I was at Lady Manners until 1949 and I left when I was 15, couldn’t get away quick enough.  Before I … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 a shilling

Malcolm Burton talks about the Picture House in Market Square. “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 · 5 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
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