Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

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

Working at Hancock’s

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

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Litton’s Shops

Arthur Barnsley recalls Litton’s shops, deliveries and where you could buy a ha’porth of aniseed balls.

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Traders, Shops and Markets

Tideswell was once endowed with a wealth of shops, meaning that few people needed to leave the village for anything. Shops and cafes used to occupy most of the buildings along High … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Grandad’s Cafe

John Ponsonby recalls his granddad’s cafe, which was next to the war memorial. His ‘world-famous’ Saturday night pie and peas were a favourite for cinema goers after they left the … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment
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