Memories of Alfreton

King Street Alfreton

I have recently been researching Buxton family history, having very little knowledge of my grandad. I have discovered that his grandparents kept the former Devonshire Arms on King Street for nearly 30 years. At one time my grandad was living there with his grandparents, father, younger brothers and 13 lodgers. At that ...Read full memory

A memory of Alfreton by Janice Whysall

Royal Oak King Street

I hope someone can help me please, as I believe my gg grandfather was the publican at the Royal Oak on King Street around the 1870's or thereabouts. Any information would be brilliant, as I'm sure someone has records/ history about King Street. It would be wonderful to fill in gaps. His name was George Ling and his wife was Isabella. Many thanks.

A memory of Alfreton by Susan Bean

Wycliffe Congregational Church

My Grandfather, the Reverend Thomas Arthur Bairstow was the minister of this Church from 1924-30. This year (2007) we visited Alfreton for the first time. It was heartening to find that the church is still being used as such. New Life Church (NLC)now use the building and, although it was a weekday, we were ...Read full memory

Swans Row

I was born on Swans Row, also known as Berryford Place. I would love to go back there, I know the M1 runs through it now but the back roads are still there. I need to know how to get there now, I now live in Manchester, hope someone can help me find my birth place.

A memory of Alfreton by Patrick Norrey

King Street

Between 1959 - 1977 I lived on King Street. My mother fondly described our house as the one behind the iron railings. We sold plants and tomatoes from the good sized garden which backed onto Painters farm. One side was the Undertakers/woodyard and the other The Railway Public House. Opposite was Taylors Corn Store and above that ...Read full memory

A memory of Alfreton by lynn

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