Memories of Barlborough

Helen Rodes Was My Mother

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

Barlborough Hall

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.

New Barlborough Police House

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

Beightonfield Priory

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

Barlborough Hall

I was a pupil at Barlborough Hall School from Jan 1955 to July 1959. I then went to the senior school, Mount St Mary's, just a couple of miles away, until July 1965. Just above the main entrance is a small rectangular hole. Just behind this is a secret room called a priests hidey hole where a person could hide. The ...Read full memory

Barlborough Hall School

Barlborough Hall School celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, and I am trying to collect memories of anyone who has had an association with the school during this time. The parents' association then hope to publish a collection of the memories to raise funds for the school, and all the memories collected will ...Read full memory

A memory of Barlborough by Emma Salt

My Family

From 1941 I lived in Clowne with my grandmother Mrs Turner. I have many happy memories of my time there and I am wondering if anyone has any memories of the family, apart from myself, Patricia, there was Eva, Jimmy, Christine & Bobby.

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