Some Newspaper Articles mentioning Grindleford

Collated by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000-2008, &c.

The “Gentleman's Magazine”, v.80 pt.1 (1810) p.390

“At an advanced age, much respected, Mr. Robert Outram, sen. of Grindleford-bridge, Derbyshire, an eminent horse-dealer.”

Editor's Note: Robert's Will says he lived at Nether Padley. He died on 7th March 1810, aged 74 and was buried at Eyam. I don't know what especially he may have achieved to have his death recorded in this prestigious publication - unless it was dealing in thoroughbreds for the gentry!

Unknown Newspaper, possibly The Derbyshire Times, July, 1869

Sad Case of Drowning.- Several children, living at Grindleford Bridge, left home about eight o'clock on Friday morning to go to school. The nearest way is by a footpath bordering on the river Derwent. Instead of going straight to school, they stayed to bathe near home, being persuaded to do so by the boy who, unfortunately, lost his life. The boy's name is Jno. Garlick, only son of Mr. Garlick, foreman at Mr. Booth's tan-yard, Goatscliffe. The body was found in 15 or 20 minutes by Mr. Booth's men, but life was quite extinct. Mr Garlick had gone to Sheffield. An inquest was held on the body of the deceased, at the Red Lion Inn, Grindleford bridge, on Saturday, before A.O. Brookes, Esq, deputy-coroner. The boy was 12 years of age. Verdict, “Accidentally drowned whilst bathing in the River Derwent.”
[Contributed by David Turner]

Editor's note: John Garlick, of Goatscliffe, was buried 18th July 1869 at Eyam, aged 12; with the comment that he was “drowned in Derwent - entered afterwards by me, JG” [JG being John Green, Incumbent]

The Derbyshire Times, Saturday, January 20th, 1923

GLEANINGS IN THE PEAK AND WEST DERBYSHIRE“Let us now go into the fields and glean”.

Eyam, Stoney Middleton, Calver, and Grindleford.

A whist drive was held in Grindleford Schoolroom on Friday, last week, in aid of the Football Club. Mr. J. Sutton acted as M.C., and Mr. P. Garforth lent a gramophone, and selections were played during the drive. The winners were:- Ladies: 1. Miss Annie Kenyon; 2. Mrs. C. Butler. Gentlemen: 1. Mr. T. Rowarth; 2. Mr. A. Outram; consolation, Mrs. Pennock. The Football Club, said Mr. Garforth, the secretary, was having an unprecedented run of successful games, and the club was in a better position than ever previously.

The Derbyshire Times, Saturday, January 20th, 1923


For damaging a spruce tree, of the value of 5s., in a plantation off the main road between Hathersage and Grindleford, a few days before Christmas, the upper portion of which he used as a Christmas tree at his home, John Unsworth, motor lorry driver for a laundry firm at Ecclesall, Sheffield, was at Bakewell, on Friday, fined £1, and he had also to pay the costs of witnesses' expenses and a solicitor's fee amounting to another £1. 11s.

The Chairman (Mr. W. Nixon) described the offence as mean and despicable, and this practice, which was growing, of motorists and other people coming from Sheffield and doing what they liked in the country places must, he added, be stopped. The fine, he said, was well deserved.

Defendant did not appear at the previous week's Court, and he was specially warned to attend.

Mr V. R. Cockerton, of Bakewell, who prosecuted on behalf of Major Gregory Rose-Innes, J.P., of Leam Hall, near Grindleford, stated that numerous complaints had been received about people damaging young trees in a plantation off the main road, near Grindleford. It was an offence most difficult to detect, especially at night time, when drivers of motor vehicles came and went without anybody seeing them. In the present case he asked for a salutary fine, as a deterrent to others. At first, the defendant, he added, denied all knowledge of the offence, but afterwards, admitted it.

Geoffrey Townsend, aged 10, schoolboy, of Grindleford, stated that he lived at “Paul Cliff” [Ed: I think this should be Fall Cliff] and on returning home from school on December 21st he saw a motor van, the number of which he took, standing on the main road near Leam Hall. He saw a man get over a wall and enter the plantation, and another youth remained with the van. Witness noticed that the man in the wood was pulling at a tree, and when he got back to the van he drove away quickly. It was getting dark at the time.

P.c. Bagshaw, stationed at Grindleford, said he made special enquiries at Ecclesall. Defendant at first explained that he went into the plantation to get a stone to scotch one of the wheels of the motor van, but afterwards, admitted taking a portion of the spruce tree (produced). It was at his mother's house and was decorated for Christmas. A youth named Stanley Smedley , who was with defendant on the journey to Grindleford, confirmed his statement. Defendant then said he would take all the blame upon himself, and added that he had acted foolishly. There had been quite a number of complaints, added. P.c. Bagshaw, and in the vicinity of the place where the tree was taken, several other similar trees had been cut and damaged.

Defendant, who did not give evidence, said he merely went into the wood to get a tree for Christmas, as he bad been asked by the kiddies at home to do so. He did not at the time think that he doing anything very wrong.
[Contributed by Rosemary Lockie]

The Derbyshire Times, 1933 (date unknown)

Eyam, Stoney Middleton, Calver, and Grindleford.
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Salt (55), wife of Mr. Harry Salt, Sir William Hill, Grindleford, took place on Thursday week in St. Helen's Churchyard. The Rev. C. L. O'Ferrall (Rector) officiated. The mourners were:- The husband; Mr. and Mrs. H. Middleton (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. and Mrs. W. Bowring, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pollitt, Mrs. Julia Salt, Mrs. T. Salt, Mr. and Mrs. Jagger (brothers and sisters-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. J. Outram, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bowring, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mr. E. Middleton, Mrs R. Sherrington (nephews and nieces); Mrs. Reeves (cousin); Mrs. Buxton, Mrs. J. Buxton, Mrs. D. Alliss, Mrs. G. Mosley, Mrs. Walter Mosley and Mrs. Marriott. Flowers were sent by:- Husband; Brother and Sister-in-law; Sister and Brother-in-law; Tom, Ada and Julia; Henry, Clara, Ivy, Marjorie and Vera; Josiah and Ada; Nieces and Nephews at Sheffield; Annie and Raymond; Kitty and Harry; Grindleford Station staff; Mr. and Mrs. Marriott; Mesdames Alliss, Wager and Pamely; Mr. and Mrs. L. Siddall; Mr. and Mrs. Buxton and Jack; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. M. Pentelow; Mrs. L. Cooper; Mr. and Mrs. J. Outram; Eddie and Lucy; Mabel and George Mosley; Mr. and Mrs. Cooper; Mrs. Wain, Margaret and Nellie; Nurse Outram. The bearers were Messrs. G. Mosley, H. Uttley, J. Wiggett, D. Alliss, J. Buxton, J. Robinson, T. Hudson and B. Hunt.
[Contributed by Tony Mason]

Editor's note: Ann Salt was a Miss Bowring. She was the daughter of Roger Bowring and Ann, who are known to have had 2 other daughters, Clara and Sarah alive in 1881. Clara was later married to Harry Middleton.

Information compiled by Rosemary Lockie from various sources, 2000-2008.

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