Barlborough, The Main Drive c.1955
Memories of Barlborough
My mom's name was Helen Evelyn Rodes. She told me he family's name was deRodes and somethng about Horn Castle and Lincolnshire. Her father's name was Josephus deRodes, but when the family came to America (West Virginia and Virginia), then the deRodes name became just Rodes. I am searching for links in family. My name is Maxine Marie Elizabeth Turner
I have been told that my Great Uncle or Great-great uncle worked as head gardener at the Hall in the 1800s. They were both called Robert Holdgate so I am not sure which uncle it was.
My dad, PC Leslie Ypres Wetherall, was the first policeman to move into the new Police House on New Road. My dad, mum, sister and I moved there from Grindleford. It was a beautiful new house with kitchen, dining room, living room, upstairs and downstairs loos with a separate room to do the laundry (now called ...Read full memory
My father, who died in 1985, was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Recently I was going through some of his old papers, and I found a clipping from a newspaper. It is an advertisement for the sale by auction of Beightonfield Priory, Barlborough, Derbyshire, on April 23, 1968 at the Law Society's Hall, 8 Campo Lane ...Read full memory