Updated 10 Apr 2010
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
A fine postcard view of Wirksworth from
Bolehill, taken by
James Watterson of Wirksworth
around 1905 and kindly sent by David Fawcett in 2010.
It seems to be taken from OS ref: SK 292-549
(near where Bolehill Rd, The Lanes and Little Bolehill meet),
looking SW (St Marys Church, Wirksworth can clearly be seen).
The fine gaslight in the foreground may be number 76 in the
List of Streetlamps.
One of the kids nearby has a hoop, another has a pram.
Who are they? Look through the
Bolehill Census 1901 for kids aged around 1.
Their Mums would walk down the lane to the Wirksworth shops and back,
"The Primitive Methodist Church is behind to the
right (which has also closed last week) The WI Hall
referrred to on your site is soon to be
bulldozed for more houses, and as I said before the
Miners Standard is being refurbished as houses.
Mens Insitute you can see to the right of the
lane opposite on the photos with and without chimneys."
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