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by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shocked
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Shocked

Hello Digger et al, Many years ago, probably mid 70’s, a good friend of mine, who you will possibly know Digger, Mr. David Beeley was a buyer for Z & W Wade Limited. Something very strange happened with both Toddbrook and Combs Canal Feeders. Wave walls were erected (similar to the ones you see at t...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shocked
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Shocked

Good morning Digger and Charlie, I listened with interest to the news this morning: One clown on the BBC said that “The very town that the reservoir was built to protect was now under threat from that same reservoir” Nobody picked her up on this point surprisingly and so that now seems to be a fact....
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fernilee Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Fernilee Hall

Hello Mrs Jones, Just a few bits and bobs about Fernilee Hall: In one of the gables there are the initials TW which relate to the former owner Thomas Williamson who also owned the powder mills, now beneath the waters of Fernilee Reservoir. A cannon was kept at the hall to test the power and range of...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Jodrell
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Jodrell

The world famous Peter Jodrell, Master Plumber and my best mate. RIP

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by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New find.
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: New find.

Good morning Gnats,

Obviously I can't remember either fountain and even in my younger days I doubt if I would have taken much interest.

But my Grandma was a local history enthusiast and she would have told me this story in about 1963.

I have no idea where you find a list of ex Councillors.

R. S-S
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New find.
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: New find.

The photo showing Billy Eyre entitled "Fighting Over the Water" is taken in Billy's back garden which overlooks the Memorial Park. If you remember my Grandma told me when I was a lot younger that the missing fountain was in a Councillor's back garden which overlooked the park. First of all we need t...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Am I a Jodrell?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Am I a Jodrell?

Hello Stacy, I am not sure whether or not I have the information you need. But my dear friend Peter Jodrell left me loads of documents, one being his family tree. If you would like to send me a private message with your name on it and any recent information I could look it up for you. There are some...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Tue May 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whaley toll house
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Whaley toll house

Hello David, I am briefly back home from hospital but there is a long road ahead for me. But I don't want to bore people with my problems on here. So let's get back to the toll house you are looking for: First of all witness the statement of John Johnson copied below: John Johnson, of Whaley, wheelw...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Mon May 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whaley toll house
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Whaley toll house

David,

Should you care to read my story of the Murder Stone you would see that I have tried to identify the location of the toll house that was also identified by the witnesses who spotted the suspects running through WB.

R. S-S
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Wed May 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Taxal Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Taxal Bridge

http://www.whaleybridge.net/forum/resou ... a=1173&b=1

Hello David,

This is a link to the Old Taxal Bridge.

Somewhere on the forum I once did a list of all the bridges in The Goyt Valley but I have no idea where it is now. There is so much stuff on here now.

R. S-S
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Thu May 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Park Brewery, Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Park Brewery, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

I know this website is mainly about Whaley Bridge but there is a lot of interest in it from people in Chapel. I know lots of people in Chapel who read it and like the photos of their town so here is a brief history of Park Brewery which I think was situated on Old Park Road: OWNERS OF PARK BREWERY: ...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Murder Stone, William Wood, Joseph Dale
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: The Murder Stone, William Wood, Joseph Dale

Hi David, Absolutely no problem in you using the true story of Harold Clarke on your website. Harold was, of course, his real name and everyone of a certain age in WB will know of him. There is just one addition to the story and it is this: One night when Harold was, let’s say on the run, and was hi...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Murder Stone, William Wood, Joseph Dale
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: The Murder Stone, William Wood, Joseph Dale

Hi David, As you know I have had a long standing interest in Errwood Hall and the Grimhaw family. An acquaintance of mine, who may no longer be with us had the same interest. His name was Harold Clarke and, if he is still around, I am sure he wouldn’t mind me telling his tale. Harold was a loveable ...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Murder Stone, William Wood, Joseph Dale
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

The Murder Stone

Hello David, Of course we have no objections to you using any information on this site regarding the Murder Stone. The site is for the people to read and, hopefully, appreciate. I haven’t much more information regarding the murder except to say that bodies were always taken to the nearest pub for a ...
by R. Stephenson-Smythe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Naylor's Cottages and other lost names
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Naylor's Cottages and other lost names

Good afternoon Charlie, Sorry I’m late getting back to you, I’ve had a few problems over the past 2 days. Stan Crompton was Darren’s grandfather and Darren’s dad was Barry. All nice men. Back to Salt Box Cottages: I have no idea when they were demolished or when the bill board was put up. The site i...