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Memories of Crich

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Childhood Holidays in Crich

I live in Scotland but my family hail from Bulling Lane, Crich, where up until November 2006 my Nanna still lived until her death. We used to have fab holidays every summer visiting family and every year children that lived in Crich would call for us to play. We used to hang out at The Wreck, market place and when I was old enough of course, The Black Swan!!
Crich is so friendly and we still visit often - our Uncle that still lives at Bulling Lane.
The place is beautiful!! And we hold many great memories.

Derbyshire memories

Holiday 1945

A trailer holiday at Whitsun in late April. All I can remember was that the site was alongside the river and I tried to catch tiddlers in a jam jar, heck I was only 3 1/2 but I would like to know where the trailer park was. We lived in Chaddesden.

Caravan Park

My grandad Walter Krilovs had a static caravan at Merebrook caravan site next to the river Derwent during the 1970s. He had eight children who would spend the school holidays there. He passed away in 1981. I'd be interested to know if anyone can remember him.

Floating Coffins

South Wingfield Church is situated right beside the river and it was reported to me when I was looking round the graveyard (I'm a fam hist fan) that they have /had problems when the river flooded disturbing the graves and drowning the deceased. Of South Wingfield there is a working flour mill, at one time powered by the river just along the road round the bend and opposite to this stands a row of stone cottages in one of which my grandfather George Hawksley was born in 1861. He grew up to live in Sth Win. at ten yrs age he was down the pit as a child collier. When adult, he and his own family lived in the property that is now the Post office. In times of strike and the like he used to cut hair for the village menfolk in this property. He and his family left Sth Win. in search of work 1901. Most of my mothers older brothers and sisters attended the village school which... Read more

Working For The Ministry

I started working for the ministry (ancient monuments) in 1969 at South Wingfield Manor. At the time it was owned by two brothers, Sam and Bill Critchlow, who ran a dairy farm situated at the side of the manor, in fact if I remember correctly Sam and his wife, his son and daughter used to live in part of the manor. I was employed for about six years at the manor, mainly scaffolding and restoring the stonework. Some of my fondest memories are of the old chap from the village with whom I used to work, who went by the name of Clem Taylor. Very often after finishing work on a Friday myself and Clem would head for one of the local hostelries, usually the White Hart or the Horse and Jockey if my memory serves me well. Although the age difference between us was some 44 years (I was 19, and Clem 63)I always use to say he was 63 going on 20, he always had a zest for... Read more


Seeing an advert for sale of The Old School Lower Hartshay began an exciting voyage of discovery. 1884 now anchors my hold on local history and family research. Many have been the times when passers by have been invited in and have been told stories of their school days and life in the village. Prompted by these we began monthly meeting collecting data to publish "HARTSHAY HISTORICAL" which, yes, became histerical at times! Having repaid the loan from Derbyshire County Council and made a donation to Friends of Ripley Hospital I was persuaded to have even more copies printed and now intend to renew interest using data I have continued to gather over the intervening years. My intention is to make it available to be tapped into, by those with an personal interest. To this end I would like to store family histories on individual sites to be made into distict C.D.s which could be available for future generations to access and add to. There is a B.&... Read more

Not my Era

Grammar School c1955, Swanwick
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What a treat to see this photo - presumably taken from the church tower - it brought back many happy memories of my time spent at the school between 1964 and 1970.

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