There’s a full list of our blogs, the date they were published, a summary of their subjects and links to find them, on this page.
3rd Jul 2021
Dryhurst House, the Shaw family, a patent dynamite fuze, exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and two charities in the family name all briefly feature in this blog. Dryhurst House sits at left of the entrance to Chesterfield Royal Hospital, off the A632.
12th Jun 2021
This blog looks at a missing statue to George Stephenson on the Stephenson Memorial Hall, Corporation Street, Chesterfield
1st Jun 2021
We take a look at ‘county bridges’ following the publication of ‘Derbyshire county bridges 1530-1889’ – by Philip Riden, for the Derbyshire Record Society.
8th May 2021
Our blog of 10 March 2021 remembered the village’s blacksmithing business of Ernest Rhodes and Son, through one of their identifiable works – Brimington Parish Church railings. This blog looks in particular at the son – Albert Rhodes and the novels he wrote, two of which were almost wholly based in Brimington.
3rd May 2021
Local brickmaking is in the spotlight in this blog.
24th Apr 2021
This blog – part 5 of our series looking at the census locally is about a place and building sometimes wrongly presumed to be a lock-keeper’s cottage on Newbridge Lane. As we’ll explain it wasn’t the home to a lock-keeper and was actually just in Whittington, not Brimington.
20th Apr 2021
In this short blog we present a download that reconstructs the summary sheets missing from the 1891 census on Ancestry.
11th Apr 2021
This blog is the third in a series looking at the census. Here we look at examples of ‘missing’ Brimington people.
4th Apr 2021
We look at how collection of the census data was organised, using Brimington as an example. We’ll also take a brief look at who the people were collecting the data locally.
31st Mar 2021
The first in an occasional series looking at the census. Here we take a brief look at the history of the census.
26 March 2021
A link to a joint publication on George Stephenson, his third wife, Tapton House, Holy Trinity Church (where he is buried) and the celebrations held in Chesterfield on the centenary of his death.
20 April 2021
Ernest Rhodes and his son Albert – the village blacksmiths – and one example of their work, the parish church railings on Church Street.
11 March 2021
Remembering Land’s grocery shop on High Street.
5 March 2021
Our first Brimington (and Tapton) Miscellany journal available as a free down load. Number 1 was first published in late 2008.
28 February 2021
How a 1950s typewriter was traced toits original owner – a well-known former Brimington resident.
27 February 2021
This blog takes a short look at the new technology of the 1920s – the wireless radio – and a demonstration of this wonder technology in Brimington.
18 February 2021
When the Rother had the dubious distinction of being the worst polluted river in the UK
16 February 2021
The Red Lion in 1963, from The Star Chesterfield Magazine.
12 February 2021
Trial archaeological excavations, in advance of a housing development off Chesterfield Road and North Moor View, have discovered some evidence of Romano-British occupation.
4 February 2021
Our gallery page is starting with the images displayed in the ’tile’ on our home page. We have chosen these images to represent the Brimington and Tapton area. In our gallery we tell you why we have chosen them and what they show.
4 February 2021
30 January 2021