Updated 15 Feb 2009
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Reynards Cave Arch in Dovedale, Derbyshire.
Posted 20 Nov 1905 from Duffield.
Mrs Coxon and Olly Oakley.
This old postcard shows a famous sight from Dovedale in
Derbyshire, and is sent from Duffield. The card has the
neat circular cancel mark of Duffield 1905. Wiggon Lee Farm
is at OS ref 333-516 (DE56 2RE) and today farms "mixed
Joseph and Mary Coxon farmed at Wiggonlee Farm in the
1901 Census. The PC refers
to an "Uncle Willie" and a coachman
William Coxon lived in nearby Matlock. The writer
seems to be an enthusiastic schoolboy describing his
daring exploits to his Aunt.
Posted Monday 20 Nov 1905 from Duffield to:
Mrs Coxon, Wiggon Lee Farm, Alderwasley, Nr Wirksworth
"Shall expect you & Uncle Willie to come on my
toboggan with me this season.
We skate regularly scamper up here on a rope,
Much to Mummy's horror! We are all first rate
in the health line, & next? we all are
Skating tomorrow I hope. Mine are in great
readiness. We are going to a big banjo concert
on Wed Eve [22 Nov 1905] with Mr Olley Oakley
playing in it. ? ? M.M?
Wiggon Lee Farm in 2000
Zither-banjo website describes Olly Oakley as
"Arguably the greatest and certainly the most popular
banjoist of all time" who "formed a highly successful
concert party" and was aged about 28 and living in
Liverpool when the writer was due to see him in concert.
But where was the concert? Perhaps the Zither-banjo website can help?
Olly Oakley and
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