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I will inform you of any changes to the site, including updated content here.

Just added 'The Mills and Millers at Belph' courtesy of Mike Clifford whose great great grandfather John Hind, was the Miller at

I get many, many requests for information regarding Whitwell and its residents past and present, and sometimes we are able to help but sometimes not.  I have put those requests onto a new page and will continue to add to it as these requests come in.  Please take a look and let us know if you can help.  This page can be accessed from the Enquiries page or from here.

Mike Cook from Chiswick London has sent me two old Parish Magazines.  One from 1942 and the other from 1946.  I have scanned them in.  He also sent the obituary of Mr JT Lawson of Hodthorpe.  This is the final page of the January document.

January 1942

September 1946

Michael said, "I should explain that my ancestors on my mother's side come from Whitwell - the family was called Lawson, and my mother was Lilian Sarah Lawson.  My uncle, Jack Lawson, is mentioned in the Jan 1942 edition as serving with HM Forces. My father's family - Cook - came from Creswell."

Jim Buckinghams Tapes - Transcript of same.

Latest programme details entered.

Two more articles have been added thanks to Jack Edson.
The first article explains about the Church Pulpit and the second about the Glastonbury Chair.

I have moved the photo of the month page so that it is accessible directly from the homepage.


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