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On Friday, 24th February 1989 the Whitwell Local History Group lost one of its founder members and Chairman.  Before that sad day, the decision had already been taken to dedicate the 'Parish History of Whitwell’ to Harold Middleton, in acknowledgement of the time and energy expended by him in ensuring the success of the Group.

As our weekly meetings continue, we are deeply conscious that Harold's enthusiasm and keen sense of humour can never be replaced.  In his closing days, he became anxious that this book with all its imperfections' should be published in time for the 1,000 years celebrations - our humble duty and privilege has been to honour his request.

For as long as the Group continues to meet, Harold's spirit will provide the motivation and there can be no doubt that when certain subjects are raised, such as the Census Returns and the Charcoal Burners, his past work will be at the forefront of our minds.


"Tho' lost to sight, to mem'ry dear
Thou ever wilt remain".


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