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Branch Line

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Mass transport came of age in the mid 19th century. First with the opening of the Midland Line and the regular, reliable rail services that followed. The canal and inland waterways were also being extensively used to move goods long distances in support of the burgeoning industrial activity in Chesterfield and surrounding areas. By the 1860’s more local transport infrastructure …

The Brampton Mile

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Anyone who grew up or lived in Brampton probably knows their own version of ‘The Brampton Mile’.  A legendary mile long stretch of Chatsworth Rd which at one time was home to about twenty Public Houses, Inns or Taverns. ‘The Mile’ won’t be found in any guide book (except the Dirty Stopouts Guide) but became renowned among those who tried, …

We just got modern!

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We just joined Twitter, so for those of you who wish, you can get updates from here delivered to your desk, tablet or smart phone. Find us here: @Old_Brampton

Roll of Honour

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I am still working on the memorial page to those who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914-19. As part of my research I have been working through local newspaper archives and have now found a report containing the names of those young men from Old Brampton who made the ultimate sacrifice and who’s names were inscribed on …

Genealogy updates 30.08.2014

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Photos: St Thomas Church, Brampton – Documents: 1901 Census – Documents: 1891 Census – Documents: 1881 Census – Documents: 1871 Census – Individual: Sarah METCALF – b. Abt 842, Hasland, Derbyshire, England Individual: John Henry BROCKLEHURST – b. Abt 1848, Brampton, Derbyshire, England Individual: George BROCKLEHURST – b. Abt 1882, Brampton, Derbyshire, England Individual: Harry BROCKLEHURST – b. Abt 1879, …

Genealogy updates 29.08.2014

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Photos: 1871 Census – Photos: 1861 Census – Photos: St Mary & All Saints, Chesterfield – The Crooked Spire Photos: St Bartholomews Church, Whittington – Picture by William Grimes 1785.<br /> The church was rebuilt in 1896 after being destroyed by fire. Documents: 1911 Census – Documents: 1901 Census – Documents: 1891 Census – Documents: 1901 Census – Documents: 1881 …

Genealogy updates 28.08.2014

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Photos: St Peter & Pauls Church, Eckington – Photos: Arras 1917 – Photos: Arras Memorial – Photos: 1914-1915 Star – Photos: Victory Medal – Photos: British War Medal 1914 – 1919 – Photos: – Documents: 1901 Census – Documents: 1891 Census – Documents: 1911 Census – Documents: Medal Roll – Documents: Military Record – Individual: Joseph OATES – b. Abt …

Genealogy updates 27.08.2014

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Photos: St Peter & St Paul, Old Brampton – Family: Abraham LEE/Ruth TURNER – 25 Dec 1758, St Peters Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Family: William MAXFIELD/Esther LEE – 3 Dec 1777, St Peters Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England