Memories of Elton

I spent many holidays, as a child, in Elton, staying at Beresford House, the home of Mrs Elliott, a lovely lady. My parents were Bill and Lucy Paterson.My father had holidayed in Elton since he was a teenager, and knew lots of the locals. My parents were friendly with all of Mrs Elliotts children....who were all (...Read full memory)

I have recently aquired a picture (thanks to Lyn of Elton History Society) of the cottages in Well Street where my ancestors lived but sadly they were demolished in 1930.

My father was Arthur Marsden Taylor born in Elton 1896, he had two brothers William (1900) and Benjamin Aaron (1890), their mother was Sarah Ann Taylor (no father named), and her mother I believe Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Robert Taylor (b Brassington 1823) and Martha Staley (b Elton 1821).  Martha's mother was (...Read full memory)

I recall staying in the youth hostel in Elton (Elton Hall was it?) when on a hostelling holiday in August 1967 with my girlfriend Angela Chapuis. We had a lovely time walking between Ilam Hall, Hartington and Elton youth hostels in idyllic summer weather. Somewhere I still have some photos from that trip.

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