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Branch Line

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 …

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The Brampton Mile

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 …

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Roll of Honour

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 …

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Genealogy updates 30.08.2014

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 …

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Genealogy updates 27.08.2014

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

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