Month: February 2021

New Bolsover and Newcastle’s famous department store

There’s a tenuous link between New Bolsover and a famous department store. It was Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge, (1845-1911) at whose behest New Bolsover model village was constructed for the Bolsover Colliery Company, in the 1890s. As managing director of the company, he tried to ensure that his worker’s conditions were improved with such developments as …

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Whittington – the start of our draft text postings

We have started to add some draft text to our website, starting with Whittington (and Brampton), both near Chesterfield. The former township and later civil parish of Whittington, Chesterfield, is a diverse one of some 1,581 acres. The former township of Brampton occupied about 7,900 acres. They are very much work in progress, but take …

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