Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

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. Advertisements

May 7, 2015 · 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

Tideswell’s Double Wedding

Helen Middleton describes how her mother and aunty had a double wedding because their father wanted to save money.

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Family Matters

Mrs Vera Skidmore turned 96 in 2012 and has lived in Tideswell all her life, she has a sharp memory and a host of stories, and we will publish a … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012

We captured this interview by Shannon McGuinness whilst St Johns parish church in Tideswell was being propared for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebration on 4 June 2012. ┬áBrian Hopkins is … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parke Road in Wakes Week

Here is a photo from Helen Middleton: “I believe this to have been taken during Wakes week judging from the window display. It was taken outside what was then Jim … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Church Street in Wakes Week

“The photos show a house (now called Evelyn House) and the adjacent Old Post Office, in Church Street Tideswell decorated for the Well Dressing & Wakes Week celebrations which are … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tidza March

No celebration in Tideswell would be right without the Tideswell Band playing the Tidza March, so here is Vernon Watson talking about how the Tidza march might have got to … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wakes Week

Mary Landon introduces Tideswell’s Wakes Week. She describes how houses were decorated with crepe paper flowers, and the hours of work put in to make them. Mary also describes Wakes … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment
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