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Crich Stand in technicolour

Crich Stand in multicolourPhoto artwork by Carsten Diekmann

Pathe News item 1964

A report on Crich Tramway Museum as seen through a Pathe news item.

TRAMS AND TRAM MUSEUM

 

Pathe News item 1968

Czech Tram comes to Crich Tramway Museuem.

CZECH TRAM

 

 

Now and then

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Crich Junior School in the early 1900s � once called the British School. It was built in 1884 on land bought for �100.

The British School was in direct competition to the Parish Church Schools (Top School, Crich Carr and Fritchley).

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These two photographs are of the same view of Archway House in the Market Place.

The dormer windows were put in during the 1930s.

At one time this was a coaching inn called the White Swan.

Old photo from the George Smith collection courtesy of Stan Smith.

thumnail image, click to view larger image thumnail image, click to view larger imageThese two photographs are of the same view looking up Bullbridge Hill. The car belonged to George Smith who took the old photograph.

Old photo from the George Smith collection courtesy of Stan Smith.

thumnail image, click to view larger image thumnail image, click to view larger imageThe pony and trap is outside Lynam�s butchers shop. The house next door is the �Poplars� where they used to live. The house on the opposite side of the road was the Croaysdill�s house who were boot and shoe repairers.

Old picture courtesy of Valerie Jones (nee Lynam), Retford

thumnail image, click to view larger image thumnail image, click to view larger imageThese two photographs of the same view of Crich Cross have been taken about 100 years apart.

Old photo of Crich courtesy of Rosemary Bowers

Detail of Crich Cross

 

 

The cross stands on the site of an earlier monument, listed as ancient in 1857 and described by local poet Ann Perry as an old blackened wooden cross.

The present cross dates from 1871 and was designed and carved by a local man Isaac Petts. There is a memorial to him in Crich church yard.

thumnail image, click to view larger image thumnail image, click to view larger imageThese two photographs are of the same view of Crich Stand taken many years apart. The tower in the first photograph was standing between 1851 and 1922. The Hurt family of Alderwasley provided �210 to have it built after an earlier one, also built by the family in 1785, had fallen into ruins. The present Sherwood Foresters Memorial Towers was opened on 6th August 1923.

thumnail image, click to view larger image thumnail image, click to view larger imageThese two photographs are of the same view of the old troughs in the market place.

Nostalgia corner

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This old photograph of a working party was taken outside the church. Some of the names are known but not all. Date?

thumbnail of working party in front of churchBack row: Miss Wiltons, Mrs Gover, Mr Piggins, Rev Simmons with wife and daughter Middle Row: Mrs Coleman, Mrs Piggins, Mrs Perry, Mrs Holmes, Mrs Mercer

Front Row: Mrs Piggin, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Holtham, Mrs England

Any further information?

thumbnail of ladies in front of baptist churchLadies of the Baptist Church from yesteryear! Are any of them your ancestors?

Photo Ruth Haslam

thumbnail of ladies in front of baptist churchRuby Gould of Chase View sent in this photograph of Alderwasley School taken in 1939. Some of you may have relatives here.

L-R Boys: Wilfred Watson, Frank Bunting, George Cooper, Geoffrey Walker, Reggie Cook, Lawrence Wheeldon, Charlie Redfern, John Gould,

L-R Girls: Jean Watson, Eileen Petts, Mavis Bunting, Dorothy Dickens, May Taylor, Joan Watson, Margaret Rowland, Maisie Damms, Dorothy Mosley, Betty Cooper,

L-R Girls: Joyce Kinder, Hillary Fisher, Thirza Gould, Edith Flint, Gladys Kinder, Betty Ryde, Kathleen Dickens, Dorothy Rowland,

L-R Boys: Bob Rimmes, George Rowland, Harry Allsopp, Eric Mosley, Ken Bunting, Victor Damms, Frank Cooper. Teachers: Miss Tomlinson & Miss Hutley

thumbnail image, click to view largerThe photograph is of Crich Junior School taken 1951-52.

Many of the worthies shown here can still be seen in and around the area.

L to R from the back:

Barbara Worth, Winifred Yates, Ann Turner, Beryl Bown, Ann Gregory, Christine Yates, Elizabeth Hetherington, Alice Walker, Miss Fawcett Peggy Broughton, Janet Lynam, Janet Haslam, Norma Cheetham, Jean Wragg, Jill Macarthur, Janet Daniels, Margaret Greenhall, Peter Barratt, David Heappey, Michael Hallam, Keith Stocks, Patrick Cooke, Granvill Martin, Tony Bradshaw, David Smith

Thumbnail of Crich cricket teamCrich cricket team of yesteryear.

Percy Smith (Central), Sam Taylor (left front), Bill Horsepool (2nd left middle row)

Does anyone know the date of this photograph? Can anyone name the other players?

Photo courtesy Ruth Haslam

Thumbnail of Horses and carriage outside NatWest Bank Thumbnail of people outside NatWest Bank Thumbnail of Horses and carriage on the CommonThese photographs were taken in November 1982 to celebrate the centenary of the NatWest Bank which closed in 1990. Read the full story.

Photographs by Len Hibbitt, courtesy of Rene Hibbitt.

Interesting Website

www.geograph.org.uk

The website is called Geograph British Isles, and is devoted to photographing the entire British Isles for a future photographic archive. This is being done via Ordnance Survey (who sponsor the site), dividing the country into conventional 1 kilometre grid squares. Each square is given a unique OS grid reference, and the site can be searched by grid references for photos of particular places, or indeed by place name. This is being achieved by members who so far have managed to photograph over half of Britain in the two years since the project started.