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In the News……

100 Years Ago

Derbyshire Advertiser 22 June 1917

1917 22 Jun Derbys Ad Twigge duck

Although no-one would want to see cruelty to a duck it does seem surreal that while many young men were being slaughtered in France, a case of cruelty to a duck is being taken to court back home. Although James Twigge is not an uncommon name at that time, it is likely to be the James Twigge who later farmed with his brother Ernest at Station Road Farm.  George Slater was the postman (with one arm) who was living in Shaw Lane in 1911 and then lived in the one up one down house in The Square . Frank Gibbs is likely to be the uncle to Len Gibbs of Lenscliffe and Mary Ellen Rodgers the wife of George Herbert Rodgers who many will know kept the greengrocers at Mount Pleasant.

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In the News…..Is this Wakes?

1814 Swindell Wakes Alsop1814 Swindell Wakes Alsop 2

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The Old Parwich Church

Thank you to Martin C for this photograph of the old Parwich Church which was demolished and replaced by the existing church in 1872/73.

Old Parwich Church 1

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Bradbourne History Talk

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – Local History Group 

Jean Yates will be coming up from Dunstable to give a talk on the medieval connection Bradbourne and local villages had with Dunstable Priory.

Begin at 7.30pm at Bradbourne Church Hall

Entry £3 per person (include Refreshments)


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Thank you to Karen Watson (nee Steeples) who has shared this newspaper cutting with us. It is from the Ashbourne Telegraph December 1970 and records the retirement of Mr Fearn. Karen is on the photo and is easily identified! Can anyone identify the other children? I think I have spotted Janet Bainbridge (nee Goldstraw).

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In the News……

150 Years Ago –  Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 3 May 1867

1867 3 May DA&J Jos Twigge assault 2

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Bradbourne History Talk

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – Bradbourne Local History Group 

Jean Yates will be coming up from Dunstable to give a talk on the medieval connection Bradbourne and local villages had with Dunstable Priory.
Begin at 7.30pm at Bradbourne Church Hall
Entry £3 per person (include Refreshments)

Read Full Post »

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