Bolsover, Derbyshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bolsover and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Grannys House

my grandparents lived at 77 Old Hill, third house just behind tree, Mr and Mrs Thomas.  I lived there till they built the Wimpy estate on fields behind my mum and dad, then got a council house. I loved living on the old hill, the family next door I am still friends with. That big tree in front of the houses used to have a ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolsover by Linda Geraghty

Bolsover Illuminations

This photograph was taken at the Bolsover Illuminations in Sherwood Lodge. They were all made by Jack Spray, (also did projects for Blackpool Illuminations). I think they were held in October/November and hundreds of people used to come. Buses from all over Derbyshire were parked on Oxcroft Lane. Celebs used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolsover by Kate Mc Grath

Youngster

I remember watching rail embankment being removed with earth moving machines. The village hall at the model village. Types of equipment on recreation ground below Bainbridge Hall. Tunnel to Scareclif filled and blocked. Walking round large market on Kitchen Croft which has a signpost naming it Town End car park. Old buildings. My ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolsover by Mark Widdowson