first glance, when I saw the photograph of St Wystan's Church outing,
sent in by Joan and Peter Biddulph, (Bygones, January 20) I thought
it was one of our group. It is very similar to the photograph I
am enclosing of a trip from our church at Hartshorne, taken around
that time, maybe 1952-53. The second child from the left, on the
front row, is my niece, Carole Murden. My mother and myself are
on the left of the back row. I hope there will be someone else who
still remembers that outing to Trentham Gardens. The lady on the
left of the front row is a Miss Whitehouse, who kept a small shop
on the corner of Woodville Road and Main Street, Hartshorne, for
many years. It would be nice if more country people from South Derbyshire
wrote to Bygones, making it still more
R E Betteridge, Breedon-on-the-Hill
- 'This is Derbyshire', 2/2/99
in grants for village
is to benefit from £2,000 in grants. Hartshorne has received two
£1,000 grants from the Coal Fields Rural Initiative Fund. One is
for improvements to St Peter's Church hall, on Manchester Lane.
The other will fund visits to the area from Derbyshire Association
for the Blind's mobile resource centre. Money in fund comes from
Derbyshire County Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Hartshorne
Parish Council and the East Midlands Development Agency. Dick Garwell,
chairman of the Derbyshire Rural Community Council which manages
the fund, said: "Neither scheme would be possible without the grants.
Hartshorne residents will reap the benefits of both."
'This is Derbyshire', 1/3/00
for patrol funding
wardens are set to work alongside police in patrolling troublespots
in south Derbyshire. The proposal is part of a £150,000 scheme to
reduce vandalism, nuisance on the streets and the fear of crime.
A bid is to be submitted to the Home Office this week for around
£75,000 to finance the Neighbourhood Warden Scheme over three years.
The rest of the funding would be provided by partners including
South Derbyshire District Council and Derbyshire police. If the
bid is successful, three wardens will be employed by the council
to patrol known hotspots in Swadlincote, Newhall, Church Gresley,
Midway, Woodville and the Goseley estate in Hartshorne. They would
work in pairs, travelling in a marked vehicle between 6pm and midnight,
initially from Thursday to Sunday.
'This is Derbyshire', 5/7/00