On this page are our various thoughts about local history developments and discoveries. Our society news is usually carried on our news page.
- More history revealed (for free)We’re making the third volume of our yearly journal Brimington and Tapton Miscellany available to download – for free. Miscellany 3 – for 2010 – was first published in January 2011. It contains articles on: Recreation grounds in Brimington – Alan Sharp Some local sports personalities – Elizabeth Pemberton Farewell Sheepbridge and Brimington Station – PhilipContinue reading “More history revealed (for free)”
- Flying high from Chesterfield’s own airport at TaptonThis blog takes a quick look at an airport planned in Tapton (but usually described as at Calow) during the 1950s and 1960s. Chesterfield was not alone in promoting local airports in the 1950s, but a local proposal never really came to fruition and has now been forgotten. And its link with Brimington and Tapton?Continue reading “Flying high from Chesterfield’s own airport at Tapton”
- Our poignant visit to Markham ValeWe look at our visit to the Markham Vale Memorial Trail, on 23 June 2022, in this blog. Sandra struggles and Vicky Jacques were our guidesaround the ‘Walking Together Memorial Trail’ which commemorates those killed in the three Markham Colliery disasters of 1937, 1938 and 1973. Sandra and Vicky are volunteers on the Markham miningContinue reading “Our poignant visit to Markham Vale”
- Workhouse project exhibition and bookThere’s an exhibition on the Christ Church (Stonegravels) Workhouse and Pauper Grave Project from Monday 11 to Monday 18 July in Chesterfield Library, 11 am to 3 pm. (closed Sunday). This also marks the publication of a book on the same subject Many hours of research have gone into tracing just some of those whoContinue reading “Workhouse project exhibition and book”
- When parts of Brimington were in TaptonIn this blog we take a look at why some old maps show small areas of Tapton marked as ‘in Brimington’ – overwise known as detached parts. It’s a continuation of a look at ‘new thoughts’ on our local history, mainly courtesy of the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). Brimington in Tapton – detached areasContinue reading “When parts of Brimington were in Tapton”
- Tapton House petitionAs we have previously stated the local history group do not have a view or policy on what should happen to Tapton House, which the borough council have recently announced that they wish to sell via a long lease. But you might like to know that the Friends of Tapton House are arranging a petitionContinue reading “Tapton House petition”
- Was there a court at The Court House, Tapton? (No!)Another look at new thoughts on Tapton’s history, courtesy of the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). This time we briefly look at the Court House, across the railway line on Brimington Road, Tapton. Cote House – now The Court House – is a corruption. There was no courthouse here. But Cote House was already inContinue reading “Was there a court at The Court House, Tapton? (No!)”
- New book on Hasland publishes at free event on 15 JuneA new book on the history of Hasland, a formerly a large parish sitting next to Tapton, is to be published at a launch event on 15 June. This blog looks briefly at the book. Published on behalf of the Derbyshire Victoria County (VCH) Trust, it’s hoped that the book will be the the beginningContinue reading “New book on Hasland publishes at free event on 15 June”
- Crow Lane and Dobbin Clough FarmFrom this blog we’ll start taking a look at some of the ‘new thoughts’ on Tapton’s history revealed at our talk in April – thanks to research by the Derbyshire Victoria County History (VCH). This time we take a look at Dobbin Clough Farm and how Crow Lane possibly got its name. The talk, byContinue reading “Crow Lane and Dobbin Clough Farm”
- Workhouse linksFollowing our talk given by members of the Chesterfield St Helen’s and District Local History Society and the Chesterfield and District Family History Society on 26 May 2022 about the Christ Church, Stonegravels, paupers research project, we though we might post some links for those more interested in this sometimes harrowing human story. The projectContinue reading “Workhouse links”
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