Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

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 the locals to adapt.  But Harold Walton was no stranger to Tideswell when he arrived as a refugee, he had relatives in the village, however his first day at school didn’t go quite according to plan  . . .

Gone Fishin’

Derbyshire’s rivers always have plenty of trout in them, well most of the time they do, but here’s the story of one day when there might have been more fish in the pub than the Wye!

Just Wandering About

So what do children do on holiday? Well here is how Malcolm and his friends amused themselves in the 1940’s:


Boys will be . . . and they were in the past too as Malcolm explains how playing hookey from school got a very different response in the 1940’s:

And again

Well, we all get up to a bit of mischief when we are young, but sometimes you can get into trouble for trying to do a good turn, Malcolm Burton explains how it happened to him. again!

Gill describes a regular Sunday event.


About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

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This entry was posted on March 24, 2014 by in Childhood.
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