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2019
   
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 Charterhouse School Boarding House on Hindhead Road, 1927. 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 - Crich Stand, 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 - Crich Stand, 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
2017
Nov 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Buxton, The Empire Hotel. Headquarters of the Reserve Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment at the beginning of World War One and described as being like a stately old mansion of the time of Charles II.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale, Whitworth Park. The park, which had a boating lake and sports facilities, first opened in 1892.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey: Godalming, Ockford Road (2) Ockford Road, with its old cottages and the Inn on the Lake Hotel. The former Ockford House has been the home of some interesting and distinguished people.
Oct 2017 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : Croft Road (formerly Croft Terrace) & St. Edmund's Church, 1908. The road was developed in a number of stages towards the end of the nineteenth and early into the twentieth centuries.
2. Picture Gallery : The Charterhouse, City of London. Built in 1371 for Carthusian monks, taken by the Tudor King Henry who sold it on, turned into a home, then into Sutton's Hospital and was the first home of Charterhouse School. 5 postcards.
Sep 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, 1912. A new porch and some anecdotes about the church, including a nineteenth century wedding, suffragettes and striking bellringers.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, interior - 1904 and 1922. Two images, some memorials and various restorations, not all of them fit for purpose.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Town End Street, 1910. Building plots in the Town End Field were first advertised in 1890.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey. Charterhouse School, The Statue of William Haig Brown. William Haig Brown, the Godalming school's first headmaster, was unusually commemorated with a statue in his lifetime to honour of all he had achieved.
5. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey. The Market House, High Street, 1903-14. The eastern side of Godalming's Market House with Robertson's drapery, Craddock's printers and Bennett's fishmonger. Plus the Post Office
6. Picture Gallery : Yorkshire - West Riding : Tong - St. James' Parish Church. There is archaeological evidence that a church was built here before the Norman Conquest. Two images.
7. Picture Gallery : Yorkshire - West Riding : Tong - Houses at Holme, 1910 or before. Two sixteenth century deeds link the Stead family to Holme in the Lordship of Tong.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church & Church House, 1907. Information about the church, some of the vicars and the owners of Church House. This page has largely been been re-written.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - SS. Peter & Paul Church from the River, 1907. The parish church seen from across the Lammas Lands. Plus the story of a church bell in the river.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Old Houses on Church Street, close to the Pepperpot, 1905 & 1910. Late 16th and early to mid 17th century buildings. With additional info about the former Corn Meter beerhouse.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Peperharow House & Park, near Godalming, early 1900s. Second image and comments about it added.
5. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Borough Road and Frith Hill, Godalming, 1914
. An enlargement of part of the main image has been added.
Aug 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale, Whitworth Institute Hospital. Staff & Soldiers June 1915. Part of Whitworth Institute was converted to deal with injured soldiers during the first World War.
Jun 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Beauchief Prœmonstratensian Abbey, 1727. Etching of the Abbey, founded in 1183, with details of its Abbots. At Dissolution it was bought by the Strelleys and remained in the family for generations, albeit through the female line on occasion. There is a short pedigree.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Steetley Chapel. Careful nineteenth century restoration saved this classic Norman church. It had been without a roof for well over a century and a half.
Additions to:
1. Cromford, St. Mary's Church and the Bridge. Photo by T M Henshall added as well as information about the 1896/8 renovation.
May 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale, Holly Tree Inn, Over Hackney, about 1914. Pre First World War photo of the Inn, with a party seated in a charabanc outside the front door. With thanks to Bob Morton and the Bridge family.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Eyam Hall. Eyam Hall, built after the plague visitation using material from Bradshaw Hall, is at the heart of the village. It is owned by the Wright family, who built the house.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Hartington, Old Hall. A seventeenth century manor house owned by the Bateman family for several hundred years.
Feb 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : [Didcot] North Hagbourne: South View, 1914. Recently built houses on South View, later Wessex Road. With five young boys
2. Picture Gallery : Wales : Betws y Coed, Conwy: Miners' Bridge. Albumen print. The wooden bridge, used by lead miners to get to work, spans the Afon Llugwy.
Jan 2017 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride. A well known Derbyshire landmark. The distance between the chimneys are said to indicate length of the outlaw/hero's stride.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Rowsley Bridge. The narrow seventeenth century Derwent Bridge was widened in the mid-1920s, retaining the original Gothic arches on one side
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Thorpe and Thorpe Cloud. From celebrating the recovery of George III to late nineteenth century visitors, plus a teatime treat.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Farncombe Railway Station, 1905. The station opened in May 1897, replacing Old Godalming Station.
5. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Bridge Road - Wesleyan Church. Early 20th century views of the exterior and interior of the church, which opened in 1903.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Cheshire - Bowdon, St. Mary's Church. Two additional images and more information. Bowdon Church is today surrounded by a paved area made up from the headstones of the very many graves in the churchyard that had been flattened in 1860.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming - The Bridge, 1907. Now has a second image and more information.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Eashing Bridge, 1898. A second image has been added.
4. Godalming, Surrey. Our stand alone page about the town, which was the first on the internet, has had several new images added whilst others have been enlarged or improved.
2016
Dec 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Chatsworth, The Italian Garden - William Potter's CDVs. Two Cartes de Visites and a postcard showing some of the statuary in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Additions to:
Small images by Thomas Tudor have been added to the following pages in the Derbyshire Picture Gallery:
The Bridge, Bakewell, 1920s | Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern | The Plague Cottages, Eyam |
Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary.
Sep 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Castleton, Peak Cavern, 1811 - 1926. Extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire, with some later comments and 4 images.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern. With an extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire.
Additions to:
1. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. Several photos of the stained glass and two of the interior of the church have been added. With grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
Aug 2016 Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Edensor, St. Peter's Church - a CDV from the late 1800s taken by William Potter is new.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale, the Bridges and River. Three CDVs from around 1890 or so and other images of Upperdale and Netherdale bridges in the Wy Valley. Eight images.
Additions to:
1. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. More recent photo added.
2. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, Parishes M, now includes Monsal Dale and mentions the then recent discovery of ancient bones in a barrow on top of Great Finn.
3. Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811, Parishes C-D Mam Tor has been added to the Castleton extract.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale. One images has been removed and used in Monsal Dale, the Bridges and River (no.2 in additions). A coloured view of the viaduct has replaced it.
Jul 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Chatsworth, the Grand Conservatory. Late nineteenth century albumen photo. Paxton's Grand Conservatory at Chatsworth was a wonder to behold.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Friden, The Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co., 1946 Advertisement from Matlock and District Industrial Exhibition Catalogue, 1946
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Charterhouse School, Founder's Court & Thomas Sutton's Statue.
Additions to:
1. Smithies Casualties of War, Boer War, WW1 and WW2. Kathy Carless has very kindly provided a picture of the CWGC headstone for Ettie Smithies in the City of London Cemetery.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Charterhouse School, 1900-07. Second picture of the school, taken in 1900.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Church from the River, 1907. A second postcard, of similar date.
May 2016 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Chatsworth House, Qeeen Mary's Bower. Mary Queen of Scots was frequently held as a prisoner at Chatsworth House. The house has been rebuilt but the Bower still survives. Early twentieth century image.
2. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Peperharow House & Park, near Godalming, early 1900s. Georgian house, with "Capability" Brown park, and home of the Midleton family for over 200 years.
3. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - Hindhead Road and Water Tower. Opened in 1880 and now converted to a private home.
Mar 2016 New pages:
1. Old Derbyshire Maps, Bakewell and the Wye Valley, 1908.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Chee Dale and Chee Tor. One of the beautiful dales in the Wye Valley, commented on by guide book writers for over 200 years. Three images, two from Susan Tomlinson and one from Emily Gaughan.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Cromford: Bridge over the Derwent and Entrance to Willersley Castle. A Derbyshire curiosity. In 1697 a man named Frogatt, plus his horse had a lucky escape.
4. Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey - War Memorial Chapel and Weekites, Charterhouse School, 1927. Weekites, a former boarding house for Charterhouse school pupils on Charterhouse Road, was named after the Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster Charles Hampton Weekes.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Bonsall Parish Church, St. James. A postcard, first published in 1892, has now been added.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Cromford, Black Rocks (or Stonnis). 1894 picture of the rocks added.
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Oaker Hill (One Tree Hill), 1900-10. A Charles Colledge postcard has been added.
4. Postcard of Little John's Grave added to Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, St. Michael's Church.
Feb 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Holloway, Church Street - with Lea Bridge. With very grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson for both the image and a great deal of background information.
Jan 2016 New page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Darley Dale: Advertisement for Darley Dale Hydropathic Establishment, 1891. William Atkins' hydro at The Grove replaced the district's very first hydro of 1848-1851. With a second image from Abel Heywood's guide (1903).
2015
Oct 2015 New Page:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Miller's Dale. The hamlet and pretty valley were dramatically changed by the coming of the railway in the 1860s. A viaduct was built, and a second opened in 1904 because of the volume of traffic. Four images.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Monsal Dale. Monsal Dale is a beautiful valley on the banks of the Wye. A viaduct, part of the Midland Railway, was built here in the 1860s. Five images.
3. Picture Gallery : Leicestershire - Bradgate Park, Little Matlock. Once owned by the Grey family. A reservoir was built here in 1860 and the park was given to Leicestershire, for public use, in 1929. Three postcards. With thanks to Judy Cooper.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (1). Additional photos of the house and several images of the people who lived in it have now been added. Also with thanks to Judy Cooper.
Apr 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road, from Charterhouse Bridge. Two views taken from the road on the top of Charterhouse Bridge. One image shows the original Hodgsonites.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road (2), looking uphill. Early Twentieth Century. Three images, including one taken from the junction with Peperharow Road.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Charterhouse Road (3), 1907. View of part of the road from Frith Hill.
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Godalming, Eashing Bridge, 1898. Medieval stone bridge.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey : Old Town Hall, High Street, Godalming, 1905. A second image added.
Feb 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Darley Dale, Fundraising leaflet for Over Hackney Church & Sunday School, 1910. With thanks to Judy Cooper.
Jan 2015 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, Manor Farm. The farm building contains remains of the old mansion of the Dethicks and Babingtons. Some of the information was previously included on the page about Dethick Church. Four images, two with thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Exterior. Early English Church, known as "The Pride of the Peak".
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: The Cross, Bonsall (2). Two more images of the ancient Cross, one with thanks to Judy Cooper.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Darley Dale, early twentieth century. Unknown rural scene. From Judy Cooper.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Froggatt Edge and Bridge, near Grindleford. Pretty bridge spanning the River Derwent below Froggatt Edge.
6. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: Cromford Church, Bridge, and Rocks, by Henry Hadfield Cubley. Scarthin Rock and the church opposite Willersley Castle.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Godalming Bridge and Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey. A second postcard has been added.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Crich Stand, Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. Three more images have been added, showing the second stone Stand at Crich. With thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire: The Cross, Bonsall (1), four postcards. Additions to the text.
4. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, St. John the Baptist Chapel. The title has changed since the September 2014 version and the page has been altered. There are now five images, all of the church, that include pictures of the interior. The information about Manor Farm has been moved to a new page (see above). With thans to Susan Tomlinson.
2014
Nov 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Crownpits, Brighton Road, Godalming, 1895. An attractive late nineteenth century view of Crownpits looking downhill towards central Godalming
2. Picture Gallery: Surrey - View from Holloway Hill, Godalming, about 1900. The Oak Bark Tannery, an extensive leather dressing factory, was decimated by two fires not long after the picture was taken.

With thanks to Judy Cooper for her images:
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Bridge, Bakewell, 1920s. Mediaeval sandstone bridge spanning the River Wye.
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Study, Bonsall. A mansion house that became a boy's school, run by John Allen, in the 1820s. With example of pupil's work.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Haddon Hall Hydro, Buxton. Richard Freckingham moved from Matlock to Buxton and set up Haddon House Hydropathic Establishment in 1882. With two advertisements.
6. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, The Rectory, Churchtown, Darley Dale, about 1911. The Rectory was opposite the churchyard in Church Road
7. Darley Dale, Two Dales Looking East. A view of Chesterfield Road (the B5057) at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey - High Street, Godalming, 1922. More about the old buildings.
Sep 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Alfreton, St. Martin's Church, 1830s - 1899. Three nineteenth century images. The first is an engraving from about 1833, the second a photograph from around 1875 and the third a postcard from 1899.
2. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Chatsworth House, Tapestry Room. Early Twentieth Century Midland Railway postcard
3. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Crich Stand, Sherwood Foresters War Memorial. A beacon war memorial honouring the dead of the Sherwood Foresters from two world wars. Two images.
4. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Derwent, The Old Chapel, about 1867. Notes on the Chapelry of Derwent in Hathersage by Francis Jourdain, M.A., first published in "The Reliquary" (1869-70).
5. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Dethick, St. John the Baptist Chapel, 1875, and old Manor House. Early English church, dating from about 1220-25, connected with the with the Dethicks and then with the Babingtons. Manor Farm is nearby. Four images, including a modern photograph taken by Susan Tomlinson.
6. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Edensor, St. Peter's Church. The church, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, replaced an older structure.
7. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (3), Exterior. Many distinguished visitors have been to Haddon over the years. In the 1920s the charabanc visitors caused a problem for the Marquis of Granby. Nine images.
8. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (4), Some of the Rooms & the Chapel. Although the Manners family did not live in Haddon for over two hundred years, from the early seventeenth century (1703) until 1925, the building was still used and kept in good repair. Nine images.
9. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (5), The Love Steps of Dorothy Vernon. Woodcut by Jewitt, dating from about 1860, and a paper published in The Reliquary.
10. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, St. Michael's Church. It is not only one of the most picturesquely situated churches in Derbyshire, but is also one of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture that the county possesses.
11. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Hathersage, Hillside Houses. Perhaps the village's most famous visitor was Charlotte Bronte who stayed at Hathersage with her friend Ellen Nussey in 1845.
12. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - King's Newton Hall, 1859 & 1860. One of the oldest and most interesting halls in Derbyshire was destroyed by fire in 1859.
13. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (1), The Early Years to Mary Stuart. mBegun about 1440 by Ralph, Lord Cromwell. It was later bought by the Earl of Shrewsbury and remained as one of the principal seats of his successors until not long before the English Civil War. Four views.
14. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Wingfield Manor (2), during and after the Civil War. The sieges of the English Civil War and what happened to the Manor afterwards. Five images.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery: Derbyshire - Haddon Hall (1), 1840. Sketch by Samuel Rayner from "Gem of the Peak".
2. Picture Gallery: Surrey - Godalming, Poppies above Binscombe, now includes a 2014 photograph.
Aug 2014 New Pages:
1. A new index, called In Remembrance, has been created to reflect the interest in the First and Second World Wars and bring together all the information on the subject within this website. The information itself has not moved, but has been made easier to access.
2. Picture Gallery: War and War Graves: Le Touquet. Paris Plage. La Gare des Tramways (tram station), a World War One postcard.
3. Picture Gallery: War and War Graves : The Great War. - Estrées (Somme). Entrance of the Village
4. Godalming, St. John's Church, Busbridge, 1910. Busbridge Church is of the Early English Gothic style and was consecrated in 1867.
5. Godalming, Leroy's Boat House, Catteshall Road
6. War Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse School, 1927. Designed by Gilbert Scott, the chapel was built to commemorate the lives of the Charterhouse boys who had died in WW1. Further names were added after WW2, including that of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate.
7. Church Street, Godalming, 1903. View of Church Street from Cornmeter, looking towards the parish church
8. Frith Hill from the Air, 1920s. Also includes Charterhouse School and some of the original boarding houses.
9. Frith Hill from Peperharow Road. Early twentieth century view of the eastern end of Peperharow Road and Frith Hill.
Additions to:
1. War Graves, mostly taken on a trip to France and Belgium in 1998. Additional photos, including pictures of Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, near Wimereux and Wimereux Communal Cemetery which we visited eight years later. Also more information about the existing photographs, extracts from the Royal West Kent's War diaries (via links) and a letter of condolence.
2. Charterhouse Bridge and Hindhead Road, Godalming, Surrey, 1900 - 1906. A second postcard has been added.
Jul 2014 New Pages:
1. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Glossop (part) - the townships of Whitfield, Chunal, Dinting, Gamesley, Hadfield, Padfield, Derbyshire
2. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Heanor (with Marlpool & Langley), Derbyshire
3. Kelly's Directory, 1891: Ripley (with Waingroves), Derbyshire
Jun 2014 New Pages:
1. Kelly's Directory 1891: Clay Cross (with Stretton & Woodthorpe), Derbyshire
2. Kelly's Directory 1891: Dronfield (with Unstone & Coal Aston), Derbyshire
3. Kelly's Directory 1891: Eckington (with Mosborough, Renishaw & Troway), Derbyshire
May 2017 Although this is part of the Matlock and Matlock Bath section of the site, the following link is included here because it is not just about Matlock:
The Vernon Lamb Archive,
A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock and District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers
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The War images show soldiers in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters, who may have come from other parts of Derbyshire. The Regiment was initially based in Chesterfield and then stationed at Buxton for a short time before moving away.
New Pages:
1. Cromford, Derbyshire: The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutlandshire pub. Kelly and Co., London (1855), transcript
2. Cromford, Derbyshire: J Harrod & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Staffordshire (1870), transcript
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Cromford, The Village. View from the lower part of Cromford Hill looking towards the Market Place. The image was originally included on the Cromford Trade Directories section of this site but has been moved to a page of its own.
Jan 2014 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Boarden Bridge, Borough Road, Godalming, 1905-6. Until 1870 this was the only means of crossing the river on the western side of the town.
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Bridge Road, Godalming, 1903. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel had just been built. And who lived in the houses in 1911.
3. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming, from Charterhouse, 1903. View of Frith Hill and the town beyond, showing extensive flooding on the Lammas Lands.
4. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Church Street, Godalming, about 1935. Looking along Church Street towards the Pepperpot and the High Street in the mid 1930s.
5. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Church Street Shops and Parish Church, Godalming, early 1940s. The street over sixty years ago, and a description of the jobs of the residents in 1841.
6. Picture Gallery : Hillside, Frith Hill, Godalming: Hydro, Boy's School and Hotel. In its about 110 year life time it was all three. The small school produced a surprising number of distinguished people.
7. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Old Town Hall, Godalming, 1907. The buildings around the Pepperpot in the Edwardian era.
8. Picture Gallery : Surrey, High Street, Godalming, about 1908. Showing some of the listed buildings, including the former Edwards Pharmacy.
9. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming High Street, early twentieth century. Looking broadly west towards the Pepperpot.
10. Picture Gallery : The White Hart, High Street, Godalming, about 1900. The timber-framed White Hart was an old coaching inn and there was an inn on the site in the sixteenth century
11. Picture Gallery : The White Hart & High Street, Godalming, before 1900. The original photo was probably taken at the end of the nineteenth century.
12. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Mill Lane, Godalming, 1907. Looking up Mill Lane, taken from the side of Hatch Mill.
13. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Ockford Road, Godalming. Early twentieth century view.
Additions to:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey - High Street, Godalming, 1922. More about the old buildings.
2013
Nov 2013 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - The Crescent, Buxton, 1840. Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak".
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Haddon Hall, 1840. Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak"
Oct 2013 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire : Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior. The view of the chancel from the nave which is mostly Early English in style. Includes pictures of some of the old tombs in the church
2. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Interior. Mid twentieth century view of the chancel, with drawings from Cox's "Churches", of the Rollesley monuments.
3. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Ancient Yew Tree. In 1863 a letter was published in the Times newspaper purporting to have been written by the tree and protesting about the vandalism that had occurred
4. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Derwent's Packhorse Bridge and Derwent Hall. The Hall was to disappear under the waters of the Ladybower reservoir whereas the packhorse bridge was saved and reconstructed elsewhere.
5. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Wirksworth, Adam Bede's Cottage. A thatched two storey cottage about a mile from the centre of Wirksworth linked to the book "Adam Bede".
Additions to:
1. St. Helen's Church, Darley Dale. Second image added.
2. Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908. Three further images added, including a photograph of a Saxon carving.
Sep 2013 New Pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Derbyshire, Lea and Holloway War Memorial, 1920s. Lea and Holloway's graceful obelisk formed a landmark visible for miles around. Includes for photos of the memorial today and the names of those who died. With thanks to Susan Tomlinson
Additions to:
1. Smithies Casualties of War: Boer War, WW1 & WW2, those who lost their lives. The war casualty Joseph Smithies Kelly, whose father was a Smithies, has just been found by Michaela.
Mar 2013 New pages:
1. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Godalming, Church from the River, 1907
2. Picture Gallery : Surrey, Charterhouse from Frith Hill, 1903, with thanks to Simon Hill.
Feb 2013 Changes to:
Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Darley Dale, Hurker Hall (Farley). Additional material has come to light and has been added.