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Monthly Photographs 2012

Photo of the month

Each month a picture will be displayed from our extensive collection (George Berry Collection) or from friends of the WLHG.  If you have any memories of the places or people in the photographs please e-mail us and tell us.  Alternatively, if you have any photographs and would be willing for them to appear here, please send them and I will oblige.
Any names?  Picture entitled 'Farmers Do'.  Any info gratefully received.
Mr Harness, Pig Killer?
Again, no takers!
No takers on any names this month!
Steam roller in the snow at Gypsy Hill
I think the present one may have been 1935, when I attended  a huge bonfire on the High Hill to commemorate the silver Jubilee of The King and Queen George 5th and Mary.   Best wishes  Jim Buckingham


I thought it was a group of beaters setting off for a pre hunt beat, probably in Whitwell wood.

Jim Buckingham


Hodthorpe in the spotlight on these two!

Very dear to me, one is the old St Martins Church also known as The Tin Tabernacle. I was in the choir there briefly, until they found what the horrible noise was that emanated from the choir, so I was made an altar server and I used to attend every Sunday morning with Mrs Snookes the caretaker to prepare the priests vestments
whilst Mrs S would light the stove in Winter, and ring the one cracked bell by pulling on a rope at the back of the church.

The Methodist Chapel was at the top of King Street. Visiting preachers on the Methodist circuit would come to my Aunt Mary (Middletons) for tea before the service and supper afterwards. One I  remember was a sanctimonious old man called Harry Hartland, who had a school named after him in later years at Worksop
As the Chapel became used less and less, My Uncle Alf Middleton took it over as a workshop for his haulage business.  He was to be tragically killed in later years near the chapel when repairing a lorry and the tipper part of a lorry fell on him ands crushed him.  The business was carried on there by his son Stanley, now deceased  Maybe the Chapel building is still there? 

Jim Buckingham

I think this is one of the (two) nonconformist chapels in Whitwell. One was in Welbeck Street corner of Fox Road and Welbeck Street.  The other, which I think this may be is in Whitwell (Portland Street)   If it is my mother funeral service was there, and was absolutely packed  I suppose that would be one of the last times I visited the village as my Dad died shortly afterwards and was cremated   Best wishes as always Jim B

Good try Jim, but the other way round.  This is the one on Welbeck Street.

No takers on this one.  Shows a threshing machine of a long gone age.  Note the dog 'driving' the tractor.  Looks like Whitwell Common?

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