Latest Brimington and Tapton Miscellany journal is now available

After much delay we have just published the thirteenth edition of our yearly Brimington and Tapton Miscellany. It’s now our 13th edition.

Articles include the following:

  • I’m from hereabouts: a short family history – Anne Goss
  • ‘A shocking and fatal accident’: the Unwin family at Brimington Hall – Barbara Rich
  • St Mary’s mission church, Brimington Common, part one 1878-1945 – Philip Cousins
  • The Spanish Lady visits Brimington: how the village was affected by the 1918-1919 flu outbreak, part two – Paul Freeman
  • Further notes on Brimington Congregational Church and the miners’ welfare recreation ground pavilion
  • Chronicle of local events 2020 (includes notes about artwork at the new ‘Heritage Green’ housing development; housing developments at Manor Drive, ‘Heritage Green’ and on the site of the former egg production facility, Manor Road; Brimington business changes (Robinsons caravans, public houses, Eco Voltz; telephone boxes removed; parish church alterations; railway activity; Crow Lane closure to traffic and inevitably the Coronavirus pandemic.)
Miscellany 13 includes ‘A shocking and fatal accident’, by Barbara Rich, which covers an unfortunate accident to one of the occupants of Brimington Hall, which occurred in 1846. The hall stood on the current grassed area of land at the bottom of Manor Road and Hall Road. It’s seen here in a sketch of the west elevation, undertaken by the then owner Col. ET Coke, in 1837.

It’s a 92 page illustrated A4 publication, in series with other Miscellanies. Costing £6 (plus postage), copies are available at our Community Centre meetings or by contacting us.

We are very sorry for the delay in publication.

We are currently working on a project to index the journals. Additionally we aim to make Miscellany 2 available as a free down-load in the new year.

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