Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

Sunshine Corner

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

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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