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Riddings, Derbyshire (near Ripley)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Build A Boat

My Nanna and Grandpa. Mr and Mrs Beauchamp lived at a House called 'Craig Side' on Greenhill Lane, which is just down from the trees to the left of this photo. I remember the house was slightly different than it is today. It had a drive and to the left of it a lawn full of apple trees. The back garden was patio along the whole ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde

I Know This Cottage Very Well.

I know this street - Spring Road - very well, and particularly this thatched cottage! This is because the Thatched Cottage was at the end of what was our property from 1990 - 2003 - Coke Hearth House. If you look at the brick wall, the right hand side leads down to Hollyhearse Terrace, and also a public ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Thomas Bird


When I was growing up a family called Judge lived in the house at the top right of this photo and I used to play with the son and daughter. They had a small field, which is still there at the front of the house, with their two donkeys in it. They also had a climbing frame with swings abd a see-saw. I remember thinking they were ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde