Local history of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, and northern Matlock (Derbyshire) and Florence Nightingale
Wigglesworth and Riley family history
Books limited to a fairly narrow topic of local history allowed them to be produced quite quickly. This resulted in many subjects; these however came to fruition over time as information gradually came to light. The ‘Childhood memories’ obviously called on the recollections of villagers but equally so did the other booklets. Perhaps "For your tomorrow" will allow names of the fallen to be meaningful for a little longer.
Some of these memories take us back a hundred years and all of them are good accounts of life in those previous days. Some have been published elsewhere and all have a connection with these villages. Other titles in this series often use such perceptions as they come from very good witnesses.
Memories from Tom Shepherd, Lance Brailsford, Mona Wheeldon and Masie Medcafe.
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Memories from Violet Marchant, Jessie Seedhouse, Bert Yeomans, Alice Porter and Ivy Turberville.
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Memories from Bert Yeomans, Minnie Redfern and Ann Jones.
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Memories from Ruth Brooker, Minnie Redfern, Frank Seals and Grace Else.
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About three hundred and fifty events in the past of Dethick, Lea and Holloway (Derbyshire villages) are very briefly recorded here to give a quick overview and dates, the degree of precision of which depends on both the source and the transcriber!
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For your tomorrows
This records a range of material about the memorials relating to three wars and the persons there recorded as casualties. Many are already just names, perhaps this will allow some to be seen more in context.
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Lea Brook's Mills
Lea Brook has had an important part to play in the three villages' history and this attempts to display what one person has found out about the mills over the last few hundred years which harnessed its energy.
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Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006