When I was researching the War memorial I was intrigued by how many residents of Whittington in 1911 were not born there and had come to work there in the mines or at Sheepbridge Works.

I thought it would be interesting to research how the village developed in size and occupations over the years from 1828-1829, when the Pigots Directory was printed up to 1895-1905 when Sheepbridge was at full capacity.

Hope you find the information as interesting as I do!

Hopefully over the next few months I will post the information which will show how the village changed and how the population grew.

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