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

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


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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde

Happy Memories

We used to live in the grounds of Riddings House in the cottage to the left of the main house. The two cottages used as accommodation for the head and assistant gardeners. I used to go with my dad up into the clock tower to ...Read full memory

A memory of Riddings

The Phone Box

This was the meeting place where local kids gathered most evenings. I dont think it's changed much. I remember Guiness Trust doing all the houses up.

A memory of Riddings by Rebecca Wilde