Welcome to the
Whitwell is a small village situated in the North East corner of Derbyshire,
England. It sits in a unique position where the great counties of
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire meet.
Our group meets weekly at the Whitwell Community Centre at 7.00pm on
My name is Peter Hopkins. I am a member of the group with
an interest in computers and the internet. I originally offered
to present some of the work completed on the Parish Survey, possibly in
book form. I was then asked to reproduce the book, 'Whitwell a Parish
History'. I thought this presented a great opportunity to publish
the work on the Internet for all to see.
The book in it's slightly expanded form is now available to buy, (the millennium
Sadly, some of the people responsible for 'Whitwell, A Parish History', have
now become part of the history they cherished so much.
The book cost £5 plus P&P. These books have now gone all over the world!
Our very latest publication for sale is 'Whitwell Parish Soldiers 1914-1918' by
Cliff Hobson. Please see the
Publications for sale page
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Photo of the month
(Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
Probably the best known Whitwell landmark. Any memories?
Can anyone help with a photograph of Green Farm? A relative of someone who
lived there would like one.
We have also been asked to help identify the
location taken in the picture below and the era, believed to be in the Whitwell
Area. Photo sent in by Madeleine Clark and loaned by Lawrence Smith
a former resident of the village. Any help, gratefully received.
Two more photo's of which the people and
place are unknown although they look like Church Lads Brigade/St. Johns photographs.
Sent in by Joanna Holland in Australia.
Previous photos are
accessible on the 'Photo Page' here
Perhaps you are an old Whitwellian. We would love to hear from
you, and please feel free to add any comments/information on our site.
We are always grateful for copies of old photographs, or snippets of information
to fill in a few of the gaps....
After receiving many requests for genealogy research, I decided to publish
the results so that the information is available to any interested parties.
These are available on the enquiries page.
Please contact us by typing wlhgAThopkins-uk.co.uk
replacing the AT with @ as an e-mail address.
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