This picture was posted on Old Pics of Whittington Moor by the grandson of Harold Locke. It shows clearly the cottages that stood on the corner of High Street and Church Street. A really good example of how a butchers shop used to look.
I have been transcribing the 1841 census for Whittington for a few weeks and finally I have managed to add it to the website.
I must apologise to anyone trying to view it on a mobile phone as I don’t think the transcript will be very easy to read. I will try and amend that later!
Hope everyone who reads it finds it interesting and perhaps recognises an ancestor!.
The link for the census is CENSUS – Old Whittington One Place Study (oldwhittingtonops.com)
More photos with kind permission of Andrew Johnson from Facebook.
There are no names with this selection of photos but if anyone recognises an ancestor then I would love to know.
All photos of Mary Swanwick school before WW1.
This photo of the Mary Swanwick football team from 1901-1902 was posted on Facebook by Andrew Johnson who kindly gave me permission to reproduce it. On the front row proudly sitting behind the shield is A Carlile.
Sadly Sgt. Alexander Carlile was to die in France on 12th October 1916 and his obituary noted that he was a very keen and well known local footballer. His story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/carlile-alexander/
Thought this may be of interest to some.
Its interesting (if not sad at the same time ) to find people in the area who are not listed on the war memorials for whatever reason, and to realise how many people did die in the two World Wars in the Whittington area.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is today pleased to launch a new campaign inviting the public to discover the individuals in their local area who died in the two World Wars.As part of our War Graves Week activities we’re enabling you to remember those who lived on your street, and bring them back to your street, here: http://ow.ly/aoZb50EOo3p
Couldn’t resist this snippet from the Derbyshire Times/Chesterfield Herald from 9 June 1877.
I have no idea which Chapel in Whittington he was referring to but the anonymous writer of the letter was obviously very displeased with the standard of singing and organ playing at the chapel!!
Personally I find anything that lists peoples names interesting. There are not only the census and Parish registers which enable researchers to find their ancestors, items like Poll Books are useful too!
The 1832 Reform Act allowed landowners, tenant farmers, shopkeepers and householders who paid £10 or more annual rent to vote, but not women!
The Poll Book shows the name of the candidates Cavendish, Gisborne and Sitwell and who each person voted for
Many of the names are familiar Whittington names (especially if you wander round Whittington churchyard regularly like me!).
Apologies for a lack of posts recently, I have had a busy few weeks but hope to get back to updating this site more often again now!
I have been looking at the Whittington parish registers from mid 1700’s, and it made me realise what small community Whittington must have been. As you can see from the copy below there were very few weddings over the 40 year period but many well known landowners names crop up. The Rector at the time was one Samuel Pegge!
Hope you find it as interesting as I did.
This story from Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 11 January 1930 shocked me as I didn’t realise the birch was still used as late as this.
I have finally finished transcribing the Inventory for George Renald George RENALD – Old Whittington One Place Study (oldwhittingtonops.com)
I came across a couple of words I had never heard of before:
Husslements – Minor household goods of little value, odds and ends.
Kimnel – A multi purpose wooden tub