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2024
June 2024 New pages:
None at present
Additions to:
1. Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior. A black and white photo by Hinge of Ashbourne of three monuments in the Boothby chapel.
Apr 2024 New pages:
1. Cromford, 1773 : "A View in Crumford near Matlock Bath in Derbyshire".
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Cromford: Bridge over the Derwent and Entrance to Willersley Castle.
Mar 2024 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Pageites, one of the original Charterhouse School Boarding Houses. Thomas Ethelbert Page opened this boarding house in 1875.
2. The Catteshall Coffee Tavern, Farncombe, 1905. This late Victorian building was a temperance hotel.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Charterhouse School, Godalming, 1900-07. Now includes what some former pupils (1882 and 1945) thought of the school.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Robinites, a former Charterhouse School Boarding House on Hindhead Road. A second image, from 1906, has been added as well as more about what happened to Robinites and the other outhouses in the 1960s and 70s, including the Markenhorn project.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Bodeites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House, about 1906 has more about the demolition of Bodeites and the 1970s redevelopment.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Hodgsonites, the First Charterhouse Master's House, about 1906 also has more about the redevelopment.
5. Minor additions have also been made to Lockites | War Memorial Chapel and Weekites.
6. Frith Hill: Hillside Boy's School, 1879 & 1887 An 1887 photograph of the drawing room at Hillside School.
7. Hindhead Road and Water Tower.
Feb 2024 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Farncombe Cross, 1903. An old forge and lovely timber framed house used to stand Where four roads meet.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Farncombe, Street - early 1900s. The butcher's, a drapery, pub and post office/newsagents were all at the heart of village life at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Additions to:
None.
Jan 2024 New pages:
- From the Gentleman's Magazine Library, English Topography Part III, 1731-1868. (Devon section):
1. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Ashburton p.127; Awliscombe pp.128-130; Axminster pp.131-132
2. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Horwood pp.183-187
3. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Islington p.188; Kilworthy pp.188-192; Kingsbridge p.192; Kingsteignton pp.192-193; Otterton p.193; p.Ottery St. Mary pp.193-195
4. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Plympton St. Maurice 195-199; Plympton St. Mary 199-207
5. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Plymouth p.207; Powderham pp.207-208; St. Pancras pp.209-210; Sidbury pp.210-211<
6. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Uffculme p.251; Widworthy pp.251-255; Bishopsteignton pp.255-256

- Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811 has a number of new pages:
7. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Derby (3): Remarkable Occurrences (1514-1786) ; Entry of the Pretender; Eminent Men. Significant events in Derby and the Stuart rebellion, when the Pretender arrived in Derby. Also Thomas Linacre, John Flamstead [Flamsteed] the first Astronomer Royal, Thomas Parker, John Whitehurst, Joseph Wright and Eramus Darwin (partial transcript).
8. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Dovedale. Derbyshire's most beautiful dale is shared with Staffordshire.
9. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Derbyshire, Underground (1). Subterraneous Geography, Minerals, &c. : Lead
10. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Derbyshire, Underground (2): discusses Blende, or Black-jack, Copper, Pyrites, Black-wad, Martial ochres, Coal, Sulphur, Limestone, Marble, Plater-stone, Gypsum, or Alabaster, Calcareous concretions, Fluor spar, or Blue John, Quartz, Barytes, Porcelain clay, Pipe clay, Potters clay, Rotten stone, Marl, Slate, Flint, Chert, Moor stone, Free stone, Peat, Fossils, Coralloids.
Additions to:
1. Aberystwith Castle, Cardiganshire (Ceredigion). Information added about the ancient castle, destroyed in the Middle Ages, being rebuilt and it becoming a mint and local silver to supported Charles I. And its fate - ordered by Oliver Cromwell.
2. Mochdre, Montgomeryshire (Powys) - St. Asaph's parish church.. An amusing story about its ancient bell.
3. Ilam, Holy Cross Church. More on its monuments, St. Bertram and the ancient font, with 2 new images.
4. Ilam Hall. More about its owners and how it became a youth hostel. Page largely re-written. Two new images.

5. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Barnstaple, Bideford
6. Gentleman's Magazine Library, Devonshire: Holne, Honiton
7. Gentleman's Magazine Library: Index of Names

Most pre-existing pages under Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811 have been added to, with footnotes indicating either the source of the information or additional comments within the text. The more significant changes have been to:
8. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Parishes E - G. Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements in the five Deaneries and one Archdeaconry that existed in 1811. Now includes information about Jedediah Buxton under Elmton.
9. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Parishes P - S. Towns, villages, hamlets and settlements in the five Deaneries and one Archdeaconry that existed in 1811. Now includes a little about Jedediah Strutt under South Normanton.
10. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Parishes T - Z. Now includes information about the great eighteenth century canal builder, James Brindley (under Wormhill).
11. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Engraving of Derby, done especially for the book by Henry Moore, the Derby engraver. Also Derby before 942.
12. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811: Derbyshire - its situation and boundaries, ancient divisions, Roman roads, figure, extent, population, general appearance, ecclesiastical and civil divisions, courts, etc.. The River and Canals section has been added to.
2023
Oct 2023 New pages:
1. List of the Rectors of Shirland's parish church. The first Rector at Shirland was appointed over a thousand years ago. Who they and their patrons were.
Sep 2023 New pages:
There have been some changes to the Derbyshire section of the Picture Gallery as the information for Wirksworth parish church became too much for a single page. So two new pages have been created, with much being both re-written or added, to cover both the exterior and interior of the church:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, Exterior. St. Mary's is a fine, spacious building. Postcards, photographs and a drawing of the outside of St. Mary's, reflecting the history and changes to the ancient building's external architecture over the centuries.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, inside the Church. Gilbert Scott's major work to repair previous poor restorations, 19th century images of some mediaeval tile fragments, ancient monuments, the two fonts, a photograph of a Saxon carving and others of some of the windows in the church.

4. Derbyshire Miscellany. A new section has been added, It is a small collection of a articles, deeds, miscellaneous documents, and poetry about Derbyshire that do not fit into any other section of the website.
5. Ashbourne Charters and Early Deeds. Documents from the Middle Ages relating to Ashbourne, DBY. Extracted from "Derbyshire Charters in Public and Private Libraries and Muniment Rooms." Compiled by Isaac Herbert Jeayes.
6. List of the Vicars of Ashbourne's parish church. From before 1200 - to recent times.
7. Ashbourne: Pupils attending the Old School in the 1860s and an unplanned trip to Dovedale.
8. Ashbourne: Former Pupils Serving in the Armed Forces in late 1915.
9. Ashbourne: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Roll of Honour, 1919-1922. List of names on the school's memorial.
10. Ashbourne: The Plague Visitation, 1605-6. The infected households and those who died.
11. Ashbourne: Poems about a Derbyshire Town. wo rhyming epitaphs from the mid-seventeeth century and two short pieces from the early nineteenth century.
12. Birchover: The Will of Thomas Eyre of Rowtor, 1717 who owned extensive estates in Derbyshire and elsewhere.
13. Bonsall: Poems about the village. Three previously unpublished poems.
14. South Wingfield Association, 1796, for the prosecution of felons. Included parishes or townships of Southwingfield, Oakerthorpe, Alfreton, Shirland, Higham, Pentrich, Crich, Hucknall under Huthwaite, Ripley, Codnor and Codnor Park, Hucknall under Huthwaite, Lea, Ford and Washington (Wessington) were part of the group.
Additions to:
Both pages about Ashbourne's parish church have been re-written and new images have been added:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Exterior. There are 2 additional images. The new information includes how the cockerel on top of the tower was cleaned.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior. Five new images including the memorial of Thomas Cokayne, who founded the Grammar School, and his wife.
3. Picture Gallery, Surrey, The King's Arms, High Street, Godalming. A secod image, from 1922, added.
June 2023 New pages:
1. Reginald Andrews' Franconia Adventure. One soldier's small part in the Second World War and his trip to the Crimea.
Additions to:
None.
March 2023 New pages:
1. Cromford: extract from Stephen Glover's Directory of Derbyshire, 1829. Transcript of Cromford names.
2. Trade Directory extracts of Shirland names. New section and five additional years added for
Glover's, 1827-8-9 | White's Directory, 1852 | Kelly's Post Office Directory, 1855 | White's Directory, 1862 | Harrod's Directory, 1870
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary*. Built in the 11th century on the site of an earlier church, this is one of the finest Norman churches in the country. 10 photos, including one of the war memorial.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary, Interior. The interior of Melbourne Church is spectacular. It contains many Norman and Early English architectural features. Here are several images from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a number of photographs. Fifteen images.

*The original page with this title has been split into two, with information incorporated into 3. and 4. above, and is no longer available on this site.
Additions to:
None.
Feb 2023 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Godalming Bridge & The Bridge. A late Victorian and two Edwardian postcards of the Town Bridge and The Bridge, home of the Marshall family. This was origially part of Godalming Bridge & Congregational Church, but a new page has been created, the information added to and a third picture included.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Bridge Road - British School. Established in 1812, it was founded on the ideas of Joseph Lancaster and provided primary education for many, who were taught using the monitorial system. The building was altered and improved in 1872.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Bridge Road - Technical Institute and School of Science and Art. Early 20th century view of the institute, which opened in 1896. It was run by Surrey County Council and the local Technical Education Committee, later Godalming Higher Education Committee.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Eashing Bridge. The page has been re-written to include more about its history. A third image of this mediaeval bridge, from Scott Green, has been added.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Godalming Bridge & Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey. Although this was updated in 2019, there was too much information for one page so a new page has been created (see Item 1, Godalming Bridge & The Bridge, in New Pages above). A rare picture of the interior of the schoolroom built in 1884 has been added and there is more info, too, especially about when it was built.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Bridge Road - Wesleyan Church. Why it was built in Godalming, and more about the laying of the foundation stones in 1902.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming : SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, interior. Additional image of the early to mid twentieth century interior, and some new material added.
5. The University of Sussex : MOLS. A fourth image, of the students and faculty in 1969,has been aded so moe help is needed to identify those in the photo. Gaps remain in the names of those in the earlier images.
Jan 2023 New pages:
1. Cromford: Bulmer's Directory : History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire, printed Preston (1895). Transcript of Cromford names.

The Haddon Hall section of Derbyshire images has been redesigned and includes some new pages. Other pages have been added to and there are some additional pictures including three modern photos from Susan Tomlinson.

2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (5), The Ancient Chapel. The chapel is dedicated to St. Nicholas and is one of the oldest parts of this wonderful building.
Nine images.
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (6), The Eagle Tower. It is also known as St. John's or Peveril's Tower and was the grand entrance at the time of the Peverels.
5 images.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (2): Visitors & Staff, the Terrace Steps and the Great Hall. A visit to Haddon Hall was amongst the excursions on offer to the Victorian tourist. Three new images, plus one moved to this page, and the information has been updated and added to.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (3), Exterior & Distinguished Visitors. This has also been updated. There are now ten images, with two new ones that fit better with the others. One has been transferred to a different page.
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (4), Some of the Rooms. Three more images and additional information. Nine images and map of the ground floor.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (7), The Love Steps of Dorothy Vernon. CDV of the steps from the 1880s, by Matlock Bath photographer William Potter, has been added.
5. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Frith Hill: Hillside Boy's School, 1879 & 1887. All images have been re-labelled to reflect the historic family ownership of these rare photographs.
6. Lancashire - Broughton, Salford, Broughton High School for Girls, 1931. Now includes a staff list from 1911.
2022
Aug 2022 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Darley Dale: Stancliffe Quarry and Saw Mill. The quarry's history, its link to Sir Joseph Whitworth and four amazing old photos (plus an enlargement). With thanks to Greville Smith for the use of images in his collection and his constructive advice and help.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale : Stancliffe Hall, early twentieth century. More has been added, including an engraving of Celtic urns found at the Hall in Sir Joseph Whitworth's time.
Jun 2022 New page:
1. The University of Sussex : MOLS. Help is needed to identify students and staff in three early photos: 1965 (MAPS and MOLS), 1967 (MOLS) and 1968 (MOLS).
May 2022 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Frith Hill: Hillside Boy's School, 1879 & 1887. Five unique photograph's from the then headmaster's daughter's personal album.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Meadrow - Railway Hotel, Godalming. Built shortly after the first railway line arrived in Godalming. The first building was demolished following a fire in 1933. It eventually became the Wey Inn.
Apr 2022 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Chatsworth House, 1887. An albumen photograph of the House and the River Derwent, with accompanying text.
Mar 2022 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Piccadilly, Manchester and the Albion Hotel, 1820s-1926. Five early twentieth century postcards. One of Ann's great grandfather worked in one of the hotels here towards the end of his life.
2. Picture Gallery: Staffordshire: Ilam Hall. The hall, built in the Elizabethan Tudor style in the reign of George IV, replaced an earlier house that had belonged to the Porte family.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Ardington - Holy Trinity Church. A postcard of the church and the memorial to a hero awarded the Victoria Cross in the Crimean War. With more about the church.
2. Lancashire - Broughton, Salford, Broughton High School for Girls, 1931. Now with information about how and when the school was founded.
3. Picture Gallery : Lancashire - Manchester, Market Street. Now with five early twentieth century postcards. 4 additional images were added and a considerable amount of new material.
Jan 2022 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire: Crich Parish Church & Mr. John Clay, Gentleman. St. Mary's Church, which was begun in the reign of King Stephen, was the pre-Civil War burial place of Mr. John Clay, a well known local Gentleman. 4 images.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire: Crich From the Tors. A panoramic view, including the Stand, the Church and the tramway.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: North Wingfield Parish Church, St. Lawrence. Two more images added and more information.
2021
Nov 2021 1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Farncombe Railway Station, 1905. Some additional material.
Sep 2021 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming Surrey, Bridge Street, 1907. The early days of the Borough Hall (Municipal Buildings), with information about nearby buildings.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Bridge Street, 1950s. The buildings and their occupants, including the former Brewer's Arms.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming Surrey, Nightingale Cemetery, Deanery Road. Opened in 1857 because the churchyard was approaching full capacity, there have a number of notable burials here. A few examples of the headstones are provided.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming Surrey, Mill Lane, Leather Workers and the Smith Family Connection. Rare photo of leather workers at the Oak Bark Tannery on Mill Lane. With grateful thanks to Chad Smith.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey SS. Peter & Paul Church from the River, 1907. W.H.A. card added. Shows the north side of the church, before the Phillips Memorial was built.
2. Picture Gallery : Crich Market Place, before 1919. Second postcard added.
3. Picture Gallery : Francis Hurt's Crich Stand & the Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. 1907 postcard added.
4. Picture Gallery : Haddon Hall (2). 1884 postcard of the Banqueting Hall added.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Miller's Dale. Information about the mills and millers has now been added.
Aug 2021 New page:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Alport Mill. The mill and its millers, with early twentieth century image of the former water-powered corn mill.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Charterhouse School Armoury, 1915. The Armoury had been in two of the school's rooms before it was given its own building.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, High Street, Local Soldiers - Wednesday 5 August 1914. Men of the local Territorials were given a warm send off, despite inclement weather, as they marched to the station.
July 2021 Addition to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne - Church Street, The Mansion. Pre WW1 Hansen postcard of the facade added.
May 2021 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Market House, 1935. The White Hart on the High street was sold on in 1929 and faced the removal of its licence in 1932.
2. Picture Gallery: Surrey, Godalming High Street, 1914. One relatively new business and another moving into larger premises on the High Street (near the Pepperpot) in 1914.
3. Picture Gallery, Surrey, The King's Arms, High Street, Godalming. The old coaching inn, with a distinctive red and black brickwork frontage, was visited by Peter the Great of Russia in 1698.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Surrey, Godalming, High Street, 1900-1922. A second image, from around 1900, has been added.
2. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Crownpits, Brighton Road, Godalming, 1895. Now included a snow scene, circa 1900.
Apr 2021 Addition to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne : Queen Elizabeth's Grammar - the Old School, Church Street. Close up of the main doorway and the plaque on the wall.
Jan-Feb 2021 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Ashbourne: Church Street, about 1905. The houses and shops at the north eastern end of Church Street and who lived in the properties.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Ashbourne: St. John Street & The Green Man. Georgian coaching inn, with one of the longest inn signs in the country. Includes list of known licensees 1756 - 1939. Five images.
2020
Oct 2020 New page:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Rowsley, The Peacock Hotel. Jacobean style building constructed at the time Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector. Originally a farm, it became an hotel in the 1820s.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Hillside, Frith Hill, Godalming. Now includes two pre-WW1 views of the school's sports field which was built on in the late 1970s-early 1980s. With grateful thanks to Rebecca Sette.
July 2020 Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bonsall, the Water Fountains. New image of the largest of them all, at Dale End. Much more info has been added.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bonsall, Church. More info.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bonsall, Nether Green, about 1930. Image re scanned and additional info.
Jun 2020 Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church. Re-written. Additional image from the early twentieth century. Four engravings of ancient slabs and more of the church history.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Ashbourne - Church Street Almshouses, early twentieth century. Additional image.
Mar 2020 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Ashbourne: Church Avenue or Church Walk. The lime avenue was planted over 170 years ago.
Feb 2020 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming : Phillips Memorial Cloister. Arts and Crafts Memorial to commemorate the selfless determination of the Godalming wireless operator who was on board the Titanic when it sank in 1912 and to remember the bravery of all who were on board.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, 1912. Additional image.
2019
Nov 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Ashbourne Market Place, early twentieth century. The shops and shopkeepers in the early 1900s and a reminder of the town's association with the Forty-Five Rebellion (Jacobite Rising).
2. Picture Gallery : Lancashire - Jacob's Ladder, Nuttall Park, early twentieth century.
Oct 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Common, Crich (Crich Common), before 1919. The road experienced the effects of an earthquake in 1903.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Crich Market Place, before 1919. Early twentieth century picture showing the tramway archway and the old stone horse trough.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming - Surrey SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church and Church House, 1907. Two more images and a royal connection added.
Sep 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming, First Town in the World Illuminated by the Electric Light, 26 September 1881. A public and private electricity supply, generated by water power.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Prior's Field School, Compton. Providing education for girls, it was founded by Mrs. Julia Huxley as a place of intellectual opportunity and freedom of thought.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Busbridge Hall, Godalming, 1908 and later. Postcard from its days as a holiday centre.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Hillside, Frith Hill, Godalming. Image of the grounds.
Jul 2019 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Tissington, St. Mary's Church. Pre 1918 postcard of the Norman parish church, with a little of its history.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Tissington Hall. Early twentieth century view of the Jacobean Hall, home of the FitzHerbert family.
Jun 2019 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Whatstandwell: Chase Bridge on the Cromford Canal, about 1900.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Francis Hurt's Crich Stand & the Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. Two more images, one showing the quarrying below the Stand.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (2), during and after the Civil War. View from across the fields, circa 1920.
May 2019 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - High Street, Crown Court, 1950s. Before the Second World War there was no public car park in the town. Three images
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Godalming Bridge and Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey. The page has been re-written and the third image added.
Apr 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Broadwater House, Godalming, 1853. A Victorian mansion beside Broadwater Lake that was built for the Marshall family, who were wealthy merchants. It was later the home of the Price family.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Busbridge Hall, 1844. A steel engraving of Busbridge Hall from an image by Thomas Allom. The hall was then owned by Francis Boyle Shannon Wilder.
Additions to:
1. Darley Dale, Whitworth Institute Hospital. Staff & Soldiers June 1915. A second soldier has been identified. With thanks to Alan and Ruby Chapman. Also a VAD nurse, with thanks to Sharron Hibbitt.
Mar 2019 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Ashbourne: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, The Green Road - 1909-64. From the opening ceremony, with a description of the school's layout and its inter-war staff, to the early 1960s. Five images.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - War Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse School, 1927. An image of the interior added.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne : Queen Elizabeth's Grammar - the Old School, Church Street. A fourth image added plus additional information, including a list of early "Donors".
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Chee Dale. Fourth image added.
Feb 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - New Way, 1907. A rural idyll. SS. Peter and Paul Parish Church is the main focus, viewed from a quiet country lane and framed by trees.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : From New Way (2), 1907. The industrial area on Mint Street and near to Godalming Station, including the hosiery factory, the Oak Bark Tannery and Allden's Mill and pond.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Westbrook Mills (Pullman's). They provided employment in the leather industry for around 300 years.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : From New Way, 1907. View from Westbrook and New Way. The view shows Allden's Mill and its mill pond. The page has been re-written.
Jan 2019 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - View from Holloway Hill (2), 1906. A general view across the High Street's rooftops towards Frith Hill and Charterhouse.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne - Church Street Almshouses, early twentieth century. Now with second image of Owfield's and Pegg's almshouses.
2018
Dec 2018 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Lockites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House on Charterhouse Road, about 1908. Named after Sidney Wills Lock, a mathematics teacher who moved with the school to Godalming from London. Replaced by Chapel Fields Flats.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Robinites, a former Charterhouse School Boarding House on Hindhead Road. The first housemaster of this Frith Hill property was George Henry Robinson. He taught music and was the school's organist.
Nov 2018 New page:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Weston-Upon-Trent Parish Church, nineteenth century stereoview (about 1890). Mostly 13th century, with a tower built about 1360.
Oct 2018 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashover : Ashover House Hydro (Ashover Hydro), Malthouse Lane. Ashover's larger hydro, set in 6 acres, was said to be surrounded by lovely countryside.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : High Street, before WW1. View from the east end showing Gammon Brothers drapery and other stores.
Sep 2018 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale : Stancliffe Hall, early twentieth century. 17th century house with 19th century additions by Sir Joseph Whitworth. Later a boys' school.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Unstead Bridge / Trowers Bridge, 1898 and Today. Curious 18th century bridge spanning the River Wey. Possibly originally had 5 arches, but there has been no central arch for over a century.
Additions to:
1. Smithies Casualties of War, Boer War, WW1 and WW2. There is additional information about a number of casualties and a new name added - that of Daniel Smithies Mitchell.
Aug 2018 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Bodeites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House, about 1906. It was the only house not to have retained the surname, or part of the surname, of its founder.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Hodgsonites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House, about 1906. The first of the masters houses, this imposing house was built in 1874.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Charterhouse School, Verites Boarding House. When the school opened in 1872 it was not ready for its boarders. There was a disastrous roof fire here in 1918 and the school's brigade were initially involved in extinguishing the flames.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming : Mill Lane, Fire at Rea and Fisher's Oak Bark Tannery, 7 March 1905. A fire destroyed a large part of the Oak Bark tannery in the early hours.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Cheshire, The Cat and Fiddle Inn, near Buxton. Early twentieth century image added as well as more information about this well known inn.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Francis Hurt's Crich Stand & the Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. Has another picture.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern. A Sneath photographic postcard added.
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Boarden Bridge, Borough Road, Godalming, 1905-6. Additional image.
5. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Charterhouse Road, from Charterhouse Bridge. Additional image added, dated 1927.
6. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Charterhouse School 1900-07. Third image and more information about the school's early years in Godalming.

Updates to and restyling of:
1. The Exell (and variants) section
2. The Smithies Surname section
Jul 2018 New pages:
[Note that the first three pages listed below had images on a page that is no longer available. These replacement pages contain those images and a good deal of new material.]
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne - Church Street Almshouses, early twentieth century. Engraving, with details of the various bequests made and other details regarding Owfield's and Pegg's almshouses.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne - Church Street, The Mansion. A mostly eighteenth century house, with some earlier features. The home of Dr. Taylor in the reigns of George II and George II, both Samuel Johnson and James Boswell were guests. Later inhabitants are also identified and given their place in the history of the building. Three images.
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire : Ashbourne : Queen Elizabeth's Grammar - the Old School, Church Street. One of the oldest school buildings in the county. Its history and a list of headmasters (1611-1971). Three images.
4. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire, Cromford : Black Rocks (Stonnis), nineteenth century CDV. Carte de visite circa 1875, with various nineteenth century descriptions of the rocks.
5. Picture Gallery: Staffordshire : Ilam, Holy Cross Church. The church before and after the 1856 restoration. Two images.
6. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Glossop (part 1) - history, churches, schools, councils, etc.
7. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Glossop (part 2) - private residents and commercial.;
Additions to:
1. The Gentleman's Magazine Library, 1731-1868. Revolution House at Whittington. A photo of the modern plaque on the wall of the building has been added. With grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Exterior.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior.
Jun 2018 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Eyam Church Interior - Mompesson's Chair. In 1887 a carved oak chair was found by the brother of the then rector. It had belonged to the Rev William Mompesson.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Wales : Betws y Coed, Conwy: Miners' Bridge now includes a postcard of a Hadfield Cubley painting.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Bonsall Church. Additional image.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Francis Hurt's Crich Stand & the Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. Now includes more information.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Eyam Hall. Image of the Terrace Steps added.
Apr 2018 Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (2), during and after the Civil War. Now includes a painting by H. H. Cubley from about 1900.
Mar 2018 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery, Derbyshire - Shirland Parish Church, St. Leonard's interior. Some memorials found inside the church, including a list of names of those who died in the First World War.
2. Picture Gallery : Oxfordshire - East Hagbourne, Whitechapel Road, about 1912. Now known as Blewbury Road, the image shows a saddler's and harness maker's premises and Whitechapel Cottage.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery, Derbyshire - Shirland Parish Church, St. Leonard's. Two additional images.
Feb 2018 Useful Genealogy Sources
All links checked and updated. Many links to Rootsweb sites have been left in situ whilst Rootsweb is upgrading their site. A map of the UK has been added; the original from Microsoft Office and colour added.
New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bakewell Parish Church. Monuments inside All Saints'. Ancient monuments within the church, especially in the Vernon Chapel. What happened when various tombs were opened in 1841