All Saints Church is a chapelry in the parish of Wirksworth.
Matlock Records Office has records of marriages there
1936-1979 and burials 1861-1937.
Alderwasley Hall, the former home of the HURT family, which in
recent years has been put to various educational uses, is situated
in an attractive park. Within the gates of the park is
Alderwasley Church; few churches in England can be in such a
delightful setting. A cedar tree stands guard, while just below,
a sparkling stream runs with little waterfalls and ornamental lakes.
The HURTS were involved in lead smelting and one souvenir of
charcoal burning still remains in the form of a fire damaged yew
tree known as "Betty Kenny's Tree". Betty, or Kate to give her
correct name, came with her husband and young family every year
to burn charcoal. They lived in an improvised hut and in good
weather the baby slept outside in a hollow, horizontal branch
of a tree, which it is suggested gave rise to the nursery rhyme
Photo taken:Early 1900's
Source:Postcard, publisher AP & Co, #2538
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