TOTLEY is a township and scattered village, and with Dore forms an ecclesiastical district, pleasantly situated on the Bakewell road, six miles S.S.W. of Sheffield. The township is in Ecclesall Bierlow union, Sheffield county court district, Scarsdale hundred of East Derbyshire, North-eastern division of Derbyshire, and in the rural deanery of Dronfield, archdeaconry of Derby, and the diocese of Southwell. Divine service is held in the Mission Room every Sunday at 6.30 p.m. THE WESLEYAN CHAPEL here is a small building, erected in 1848. THE CHERRY TREE ORPHANAGE, founded in Sheffield about 1863, by E. P. Taylor, Esq., was removed to Brook Hall in 1866; and on August 21st, 1867, the foundation stone of the present building was laid by John Webster, Esq., then Mayor of Sheffield. In 1868 Mr. Taylor transferred the property to trustees. The area of the township is 1,852 acres, including 4 acres of water, and a large tract of moorland; rateable value £5,297 18s; it had 964 inhabitants in 1911. The soil belongs to various owners.
Police Station, Frederick Hall, sergeant
POST, M. O. and T. and TELEPHONIC EXPRESS DELIVERY OFFICE at Arthur Bradley's. Letters arrive via Sheffield. POST, M.O. and T. and TELEPHONIC EXPRESS DELIVERY OFFICE at Miss Fanny Booker's, Totley rise.
LETTER BOX at New Totley.
There are mixed schools, erected in 1876, and Infants' Schools, built in 1880, and a new Infants' School, built in 1898, which together hold over 212 children. The old school was erected in 1827. There is an endowment of £6 a year, arising from land at Totley.
RAILWAY. - Midland at Dore for Totley
CARRIERS pass through to Sheffield & Bakewell on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
Adams Ernest, Green Oak house, Totley rise
Allsop Samuel Croft, clerk, Woodland vils. Victoria road, Totley rise
Andrew Robert, wheelwright, Victoria villas, Totley rise
Andrew Thomas Smith, farmer, Hall farm
Armstead Henry Wm. Homedale, New Totley
Badger Miss Ruth Osborne, Green Oak, Totley rise
Bagshaw William, police constable, Grange terrace
Bailey Thomas Edward, signalman, Brook terrace, Totley rise
Bainbridge Benjamin, jobbing gardener, Totley rise
Banks John T. Riseholme, Victoria road, Totley rise
Beard Edward James, Moorland view, Victoria road, Totley rise
Beeley, George, knife forger; h Woodview, Totley rise
Belbin Charles Albert, Moorhill, Prospect road, Totley rise
Belshaw Charles William, railway porter, Grange terrace
Bennett Thomas, Victoria villas, Totley rise
Beresford Geo. Geen Oak, Totley rise
Bestwick Bernard Cuthbert, Woodview, Glover road, Totley rise
Betts George, farm bailiff to Mr. Joshua Tyzack, Totley Bents
Bishop Colin, gardener to Mrs Hall, Totley rise
Booker Miss Fanny, stationer, & post office, Totley rise
Booker James, Totley rise
Booth Benj. B. builder, Toff ho
Booth William Henry, Green Oak, Totley rise
Bradbury Wm. blacksmith, Cliff cots. Victoria road, Totley rise
Brown John, Moorland view, Victoria road, Totley rise
Burridge Stephen, iron merchant, The Bungalow, Victoria road, Totley rise. T.N. 123 Beauchief
Cameron Charles Fraser, journalist, Dyffryn, Main av. New Totley
Carr John Thomas, Mona villas, Green Oak, Totley rise
Carr Mrs. Martha Ann, Green Oak, Totley rise
Cartledge Frank, butchr. Totley rise
Cavill Arthur Stephen, The Poplars, Prospect Road, Totley rise
Chapman Samuel, Green Oak, Totley rise
Cherry Tree Orphanage (Mrs. Rebecca Haigh, matron) T.N. 13 Beauchief
Clarke Thomas Wilfred, storekeeper, Green Oak, Totley rise
Coates Mrs Elizabeth, Houlder
Cole Charles, St Hilda, Main avenue, New Totley
Collett Mrs. Edith, fried fish dealer, Totley rise
Cook William Henry, Green Oak, Totley rise
Coulson John F. jobbing gardener, Totley rise
Coupland Fred, Green Oak, Totley rise
Covan Joseph, The Hollies, New Totley
Creswick Frederick, farmer
Creswick Geo. farmer, Cannon hall
Creswick Mrs. Margaret, vict. Cricket inn
Crookes Thomas, shopkeeper, Green Oak
Crossland Misses, private school; h Norwood house, Totley rise
Crowther Herbert, Brenchley, Main avenue, New Totley
Dawson Mrs. Frances Blanch, 4 Stanley villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Earnshaw Mrs. Hannah, Totley grange
Eaton William Arnold, Whitecroft, Main avenue, New Totley
Elliott Ernest, Green Oak, Totley rise
Ellison Thomas Edward, barrister-at-law, Sheffield; h The Grove
Evans George Thornton, cashier, Totley rise
Evans Rice K. Hillcrest
Evans Walt. shpkpr. Summer lane
Fearnehough Walter, Prospect rd, Totley rise
Fearney Arthur A. Green Oak, Totley rise
Fidler Frederick, general engraver, Hill crest
Fisher Frank, Samuel & William, farmers, Hall Field farm
Fletcher Leonard John, Prospect rd, Totley rise
Foulstone Arthur James, engineering agent, Maycroft, Main aven. New Totley
Fox Albert, farmer, Totley Bents
Fox Fred, West view
Fox Harry, (j) stone mason
Fox Thomas, schoolmaster, Belmont, Main avenue, New Totley
Gill Mrs. Caroline, Rosedene, Main avenue, New Totley
Gill John, Green Oak, Totley rise
Gledhill James, market gardener, Victoria gardens, Totley rise
Gliddon Frank, railway canvasser, Woodland villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Goldthorpe Cecil, manager, Twelwydon, Main avenue, New Totly
Gomm Henry C. Hill top, Prospect road, Totley rise
Goodrich Sydney, Green Oak, Totley rise
Goold George S. Alma villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Graham George Marlow, Lathkil, Victoria road, Totley rise
Greaves James Willie, draper, Totley rise
Green Albt. file marker, Grange terrace
Green Harry, upholsterer, Woodview, Totley rise
Green Herbert, Grange terrace
Green James, (j) engineer, Green Oak, Totley rise
Green Samuel, fancy draper, Summer lane
Gregg Percival B. draughtsman, Greenwood, Main av. New Totley
Gummer William G. Fernbank, Totley rise
Hague Albert Edward, (j) electro plater, Fern Dene, Totley rise
Haigh Mrs. Rebecca. matron, Cherry Tree orphanage
Hall Alfred Thomas, Oakdene, Victoria road, Totley rise
Hall Mrs. Frances R., Fern mount
Hall Frederick, police sergeant
Hall John, Derwent lodge, Prospect road, Totley rise
Harnan, Misses, Rosehill, Main avenue, New Totley
Harrison Edwin Ranson, accountant; h Dale view, Prospect rd. Totley rise
Harrison Mrs. Sarah T. Chestnut villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Hawes Edgar C. Glenrose, Totley rise
Haycock John Thomas, Sunnybank, Victoria road, Totley rise
Haynes Mrs. Mary, 1 Stanley villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Heathcote Albert Reaney, Balaclava ho. Victoria rd. Totley rise
Heaton Charles, Grange terrace
Henderson James Lewis, warehouseman, Green oak, Totley rise
Hibbard Frederick, Green Oak, Totley rise
Hibbert William Arthur, Oakwood, Victoria road, Totley rise
Hill Mrs. Mary Jane, Brook Vale cottage, Totley rise
Hill Sam, farmer, Totley Bents
Hill William Colin, jobbing gardener, Green Oak, Totley rise
Hill William Turner, Machin Croft, Victoria road, Totley rise
Hobday William Henry, school teacher, 3 Stanley villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Holding Charles, jobbing gardener, Ash cottage
Holding Jn. jun. chauffeur to Wm. A. Milner esq. J.P. Totley hall
Holding John, farmer, Totley Bents
Holmes Major, clerk, Moorside, Totley rise
Hudson Edward, Ellerslie, Main avenue, New Totley. T.N. 4Y5 Beauchief
Hudson Mrs. Eliza Ann, Waverley, Main avenue, New Totley
Hunt John William, clerk, Alma villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Huntley Louis, Avondale, Main av
Ibbotson Geo. Ryburn, Main aven
Ibbotson Joseph William, Moorlands, Main road
Jackson Charles Thomas, grocer
Jackson Smith, Osborne house, Main avenue, New Totley
Jarvis Thomas Harding, Mount Pleasant house, Prospect road, Totley rise
Jenkins Mrs. Mary, Stanley villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Jepson John, Somerleigh house, Woodland place, Totley rise
Kaberry William, manager, Middlewood, Victoria road, Totley rise
Keatley Cecil, painter, Brookvale cottages, Totley rise
King Leonard, Grange terrace
King Oliver Henry, manager, Green Oak, Totley rise
Kirby Tom, vict. Fleur-de-Lis
Lake Ernest, steel examiner, Ivy dene, Main avenue, New Totley
Larder James, Grange terrace
Laverton John, Casanova, Bradway bank, Totley rise
Lee Mrs. Anna M. Grange terrace
Lees William Thomas, joiner, Totley rise
Lewis David, gardener to Wm. A. Milner esq. J.P. Totley hall
Linfoot Arthur Ernest, schoolmstr. Ruskin villa, Main av. New Totley
London Joint City & Midland Bank Limited (open fri 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.) Totley rise
Longley Albert Ernest, Udale, New Totley
Loukes Douglas Henry, Inglewood, Main avenue, New Totley
McKenzie William, Nestleton, Victoria road, Totley rise
Marples Haydn, schoolmaster, Fingest house, New Totley
Marrison Mrs. K. grocer, Totley rise. T.N. 109 Beauchief
Martin Harry, Glenbourne, Totley rise
Mather Mrs. Mary, Green oak, Totley rise
Mayhew William Henry, The Birches, Totley rise
Melling Herbert, Byron, Main avenue, New Totley
Mills Charles, under manager, St. Ives, Victoria road, Totley rise
Milne Bernard, director, Hadfields Limited, Cross Grove house
Milner Wm. A., J.P. Totley hall
Moorhouse Arthur, railway clerk, Monnybrook villas
Mosley Brook, The Bungalow
Mottershaw Miss Bertha, confectioner, Totley rise
Mottram Joseph, Heatherdene, Main avenue, New Totley
Newbould Benjamin, traveller, The Newlands, New Totley
Nicholson Tom, Mona villas, Green Oak, Totley rise
Nunn Hrbt. Green Oak, Totley rise
Osborne Mrs. Frances, Brook hall
Osborne Percival Frank, Little Haven, Totley rise
Pagan John Archibald, Marne vils. Victoria road, Totley rise
Parker Ernest W. printer; h The Moorlands
Parker Joseph Hedley, printer; h The Moorlands
Partington Enoch, The Mount, Glover road, Totley rise
Pearson George, market gardener, St. George's farm, Totley rise
Peck Alvey, Yewcroft, Victoria rd. Totley rise
Peck Percy K. printer, Overdale, Victoria road, Totley rise
Perrot Louis B. Winderton, Prospect road, Totley rise
Pickford, Holland & Co. Ltd. Moor Edge mine & fire brick works
Pinder Mrs. Ellen, Green Oak, Totley rise
Platts Percival Wright, Hill side, Victoria road, Totley rise
Poole William George, Overdale, prospect road, Totley rise
Porter Charles Albert, manager, Brentwood, Victoria rd. Totley rise
Prince Colin, platelayer, Green Oak, Totley rise
Prosser Charles Albert, Woodbine cot. Victoria road, Totley rise
Radcliffe Mrs Geo. Barker, Woodbank, Victoria road, Totley rise
Roe Edward, platelayer, Green Oak, Totley rise
Roebuck Frederick Goddard M.P.S. chemist, Totley rise
Rogers Mrs. Mary, Green oak, Totley rise
Salt Mrs. Alice, Grange terrace
Scott Edward Charlton, mining engineer, Woodside cottage, Totley rise
Scott Francis, New Haven, Main avenue, New Totley
Sheffield & Ecclesall Co-operative Society Ltd. grocers, Totley rise
Siddall Thomas, gamekeeper to the Duke of Rutland
Simpson George S. clerk, Brook terrace, Totley rise
Singleton Frederick, pearl cutter, 40 Prospect road, Totley rise
Skill Ernest Claude, architect & surveyor, Victoria road, Totley rise
Slater Frederick James, Rookwood, Totley rise
Slater Walter, farmer, Totley Bents
Smith Charles, Lane head
Smith Joseph, The Dingle, Prospect road, Totley rise
Sowden Mrs. Sarah Ann, vict. Crown inn
Starke Henry Thompson, manager, The Poplars, Totley Bents
Steer Ernest Victor, Green oak, Totley rise
Stokes Joseph, Sunny bank, Totley Bents
Street, Charles Wesley, Enys, Heatherfield
Sugg Hubert Henri Bell, Fern Dene, Main avenue, New Totley
Swallow Mrs. Gertrude, vict. Old Cross Scythes
Tate Charles Edward, Brook terrace, Totley rise
Taylor Jas. Green Oak, Totley rise
Taylor Shirley, scythe smith, Green Oak, Totley rise
Theaker Ethelbert, tobacconist, Totley rise
Thompson Colin, butcher, Totley rise. T.N. 97 Beauchief
Thompson William, The Cottage, Totley rise
Thornber Lucas, foreman, Chestnut villas, Victoria road, Totley rise
Tinker Frank, Fairfield, Totley rise
Turner Charles Edward, ivory fluter, Green Oak, Totley rise
Turner Mrs. Elizabeth
Tyzack Joshua, Avenue farm
Underwood Henry, Holmfield, Bradway bank, Totley rise
Unwin Heald, Fernmount
Unwin Wm. Heald, frmr. Hall lane
Vernon Mrs. Ada Gertrude, Inglenook, Heatherfield
Wallis William Henry, Glenaire, New Totley
Walter Stephen, Trelevydon, Main avenue, New Totley
Ward Mrs. Harriet, Grange terrace
Webster John Wm. sub-postmaster
Wells Robert S. Prospect road, Totley rise
Western Charles, lodge keeper at Totley Grange
Whitehead Burton, Sunny bank, Main avenue, New Totley
Whitehead Thomas J.P. Eggerslack, Main avenue, New Totley
Widdowson William J. Oak Leigh, Totley rise
Wild Horace, The Birches, Totley rise
Wild William Horton, Moss cottage, Lane head
Wilkins Thomas Arthur Fountain, (j) joiner, Cliff cottages, Victoria road, Totley rise
Williams Isaac Henry, signalman, Green Oak, Totley rise
Wilson Mrs. Rosa, Dethick, Victoria road, Totley rise
Wint Joseph, grocer, Totley rise
Wood Frank, clerk, Hollymount, Victoria road, Totley rise
Woodworth Herbert, (j) organ builder, Woodview, Totley rise
Wordsworth Henry Thos. cashier, The Mount, Prospect road, Totley rise. T.N. 213 Beauchief
Wortley Mrs. Emma, Green Oak, Totley rise
Wright Mrs. Florence, confectioner, Totley rise
Wright Levi, Houlder
Wright Thomas, beer retailer, Totley bents
On Wednesday 28th June, we welcome back Ann Beedham whose talk is called Days of Sunshine and Rain: Peak District Rambling in the 1920s, with words and photographs from the life of George Willis Marshall who was a keen walker and who took lots of photos in the 1920s and 1930s as he wandered the hills of Derbyshire with his friends. They were pioneers of the ‘right to roam’ and took part in the famous Kinder Trespass of 1932. The meeting is in Totley Library beginning at 7.30 p.m.
On Wednesday 26th July Alan Powell will tells us about The History of Newspapers in Sheffield. Alan is a former Editor of the Sheffield Telegraph and The Star newspapers and had a career of more than 44 years in journalism in Sheffield. The meeting as usual is in Totley Library beginning at 7.30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.
The first meeting after our summer break will be on Wednesday, 27th September when we present an illustrated talk by David Templeman called Mary, Queen of Scots: The Final Journey - From Sheffield to Fotheringhay (1584-1587). This talk relates the compelling tale of the events leading up to and including Mary’s trial and execution. Mary’s courage and conduct come to the fore as she takes her tragic story through Wingfield Manor, Tutbury Castle, Chartley Manor, Texall and culminating in the climax at Fotheringhay Castle where she is tried and executed for High Treason. But was she guilty? That is the question this talk addresses. The meeting is in Totley Library, starting at 7.30 p.m.
A recently discovered box of WWII correspondence reveals the story of how a small group of ladies from Dore and Totley recruited knitters from the west of Sheffield and how their efforts made them the country's greatest provider of Comforts for the Minesweeping crews of the Royal Navy. The story is told in Knit For Victory, a new book from Totley History Group. Written by Pauline Burnett, it has 82 pages and many illustrations. It is on sale in Totley Rise Post Office and local shops. Also available in Dore at the Village Store or direct via our website.
Since 1875 when there was only a Rolling Mill and Chemical Yard alongside the river a mile from Totley, the area has changed beyond anyone's imagination This book by Pauline Burnett tells the story of how it was named and grew into the community we know today. The Rise of Totley Rise has 94 pages including a useful index and is profusely illustrated throughout with many previously unpublished photographs from private collections.
The story is told in Totley War Memorial WW1 of the ten men from our village who gave their lives in the Great War. Written by Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, a chapter is devoted to each of the soldiers with a family tree followed by as much information as could be discovered about the men and their families. There is also information about their military careers and the actions in which they lost their lives. The book has 64 pages and is illustrated throughout with photographs of the men, their families and the houses where they lived.
Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.
We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.
Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road.
On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.
John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.
We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now.
We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.
We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search.
Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road.
John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.
The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure.
When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.
Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.
Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.
Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.
We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore.
Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.
When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.
Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status.
What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine.
We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.
On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.
Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.
Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.
Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.
Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation the steel industry.
Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.
The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.
Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives.
We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale and Norton.
Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.
This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"
As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have decided to create a Virtual Museum instead, starting with old bottles that were found under the floor of the Old Infant School. Please contact us by email if you would like to see the real thing or have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.
We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.
Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.
We continue to add to our Totley Newspaper Archive. Recent entries have included several about John Roberts and the building of St. John's Church. There are several about the history of Brinkburn Grange and its first occupier, John Unwin Wing, an accountant who later lived at Totley Hall before being convicted of forgery and fraud and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in Pentonville gaol. There are more than 50 articles from the 1880s and 1890s about Joseph Mountain and the Victoria Gardens, and twenty on the construction of the Totley Tunnel and the Dore and Chinley Railway.
Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village.
Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!
Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.
Read the inscriptions on more than 600 gravestones in the churchyard.
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