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We have already told the sad story behind Godfrey’s shop – 1 Queen Street – and how the Spanish Flu affected that family. In this blog we look at another formerly well-known Brimington family – the Phipps – and how they were tragically visited by the same flu. On 23 November 1918 the Derbyshire CourierContinue reading “Another sad story from the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu pandemic”
It wasn’t so long ago that we posted about GE Brown’s bus, coach and garage business, which was, at one time, based at his Chesterfield Road site. Now his former premises are being demolished, for use as the entrance to a controversial housing development. The multi-faceted Brown (watch and cycle repairs, motor mechanic, bus andContinue reading “Our disappearing fields: end of an era – beginning of a new one?”
There’s a few lost hostelries in Brimington. This blog takes a very brief look at them but focuses particularly on the Victoria Hotel, New Brimington – the subject of some recent Facebook posts and an article in our Brimington & Tapton Miscellany publication. Lost local public and beer houses The Bugle Horn, was situated onContinue reading “The Victoria Hotel – a lost Brimington hostelry – part 1”
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