The Brimington Foster Fathers

In this blog we take a look at a little known Brimington initiative to help the children of First World War widows. We also briefly look at a largely forgotten, but once influential Brimington couple – the Tissingtons. The 1921 census (if you can afford it) Firstly, let’s get something off our chest! After 100Continue reading “The Brimington Foster Fathers”

A fuze, the Shaw family, Dryhurst House and two charities

Dryhurst House, the Shaw family, a patent dynamite fuze, exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and two charities all briefly feature in this blog. Dryhurst House sits to the left of the entrance to Chesterfield Royal Hospital, off the A632. It’s now used as a nursery and actually historically sits in Tapton – theContinue reading “A fuze, the Shaw family, Dryhurst House and two charities”