Brimington’s and Tapton’s ‘County Bridges’

A recently published book gives details about the area’s ‘county bridges’ – including ones at Brimington and Tapton. In this blog we take a brief look at the book and its findings on these two bridges. ‘Derbyshire county bridges 1530-1889’ – by Philip Riden, for the Derbyshire Record Society – contains a gazetteer of 139Continue reading “Brimington’s and Tapton’s ‘County Bridges’”

The ‘Lock House’, Newbridge Lane: to be or not to be – the census story – 5

The General Register Office organised the censuses by civil registration districts, which were subdivided into enumeration districts (EDs). Obviously, the census is about people and their living and social conditions. But it can also lead us into research about places and buildings. This blog – part 5 of our series looking at the census locallyContinue reading “The ‘Lock House’, Newbridge Lane: to be or not to be – the census story – 5”

Issue 1 of our journal is now available as a free download

We have made our first Brimington (and Tapton) Miscellany journal available as a a free down load. Number 1 was first published in late 2008 and covers: The golden age of the little shop (in Brimington) The Canal Tavern Brimington’s pop and jam factory on Coronation Road Brimington’s Coronation tree (outside the Three Horse Shoes)Continue reading “Issue 1 of our journal is now available as a free download”