Tideswell Tales

Voices and Pictures from Tideswell and Litton's recent past

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

Picture House on a shilling

Malcolm Burton talks about the Picture House on Sherwood Road. “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 · 2 Comments

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


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

Blue Star FC

Arthur Barnsley recalls the Blue Star football team from when he was president including their ‘invincibles’ season of only one defeat.

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

King Hussain’s Visit

Hear about the time King Hussain of Jordan landed his helicopter in Tideswell. [audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2004125-king-hussain-s-visit ]

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fear of Dentists

Terry Yates describes how is fear of dentists began in childhood but was cured in Hope. [audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2004091-fear-of-dentists.mp3 ]

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cars, Doctors and Moving House

All villages come with characters, Tideswell is no exception.  David Hoyle recalls a doctor: Here is a gem from Mrs Skidmore on how (not) to move house: And one on … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment
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