Totley History Group
Totley History Group

War Memorials and Rolls of Honour

WW2 plaque, Totley War Memorial

IN REMEMBRANCE

 

PO Stephen Atkin (29 Aldam Road)
WO Malcolm Davidson (Marstone Crescent)
Sgt William Foulston (Main Avenue)
WO J.D. Garnett (Bank View Farm, Totley Bents)
PO Victor Glossop (1 or 3 Glover Road)
AB Sidney Hopperton (359 Baslow Road)
Sgt Earnest Jacques (48 Glover Road)
Sgt Fred Johnson (12 Laverdene Avenue)
Sgt Kenneth Seals (21 Mickley Lane)
Sgt S.P. Sharp (12 Laverdene Road)
WO Kenneth Webster (54 The Grove)
Sgt Vincent Webster (54 The Grove)

L/Cpl Edna Mary Wilkin (Baslow Road)

 

1939-1945

Returning to Totley on a nostalgic visit, I stopped off at the War Memorial to pay my respects to my childhood friends who never returned. The name of a particular very dear friend was there, Steve Atkin, but alas no indication of his service branch. He was a Pilot Officer, flying a Lancaster bomber and brought down over Le Havre in May 1944. It set me wondering if anything could be done to rectify this matter.

 

Looking at the aerial photograph on the front of the November [1997] issue of Totley Independent brought back fond memories of when we first arrived in Totley in 1933, we being my parents and my brother and sister. Our house was 44 Aldam Road and it stood at the cross road of Aldam Road and Greenoak Road, which is not yet completed in the photograph.

As I recall only four more houses were built either side and Greenoak Road was a footpath through fields, leading to the bottom of Main Avenue, where Mr & Mrs, Parker's dairy was the last house in the avenue. Mr. Parker was our milkman and used to deliver the milk with his horse and buggy. At some time he had lost one of his hands replaced by a hook, with which he deftly used to handle the cans and churns, no bottles in those days. I often wondered how he coped, when I served milk the same way when in the Land Army. 

 

I too went to Totley C of E school, which in my day was a small village school ruled by a real Victorian headmaster called Johnny Wood, who terrified us all, I remember we used to watch for him marching down the school yard on a Friday morning and if the Gladstone bag he always carried was missing, we knew we had Friday afternoon holiday, this happened quite frequently. 

 

Since losing my two dearest friends Raymond and Joan Peace, I have little cause to visit Totley and read the Independent which they used to pass to me, so it gave me great pleasure to pick up the latest issue from Avenue Stores and read it eagerly, especially the letter from 'Bobbie' Carr, an old friend of my brother, it brought back many happy memories. Keep up-the good work, and good luck with the Community Centre.

 

Elsie Winstanley (nee Abbott)

 

Wollaton Park
Nottingham

December 1998

Local War Memorial Names

World War One

Dore War Memorial WW1 plaque

Dore War Memorial (Total 31)

BIGGIN, George
BIGGIN, R.C. Rowland
BINNS, Clement S.
CARTWRIGHT, Charles (also Abbeydale St. John's)
COATES, Percy,
COOPER, John Stephen
FLETCHER, Sydney Stuart (added in 2013)
GILL, Glossop
GREEN, Joseph
GREEN, William Ernest
HALL, Donald (also Abbeydale St. John's)
HANCOCK, Albert
IBBOTSON, Cecil George (also Abbeydale St. John's)
JACKSON, Cedric Arthur
JACKSON, Herbert
MARSDEN, William Ambrose
PANTON, Arthur,
PARSONS, Harold Charles# (also Abbeydale St. John's)
PATTEN, George
PEAT, Lewis Wilford
PYBUS, Fred
PYBUS, Herbert
SEED, Harper (also Abbeydale St. John's)
SYKES, Samuel
TALLENT, James (also Abbeydale St. John's)
TAYLOR, Edwin Andrew
TAYLOR, John Thomas
TODD, Harold (also Abbeydale St. John's)
WARMSLEY, Frank Walter (also Abbeydale St. John's)
WINGFIELD, Henry Edward (also Abbeydale St. John's)
WOLSTENHOLME, Selby (also Abbeydale St. John's)

 


Dore Christ Church Memorial Brass Tablet inside the Church

BARBER H.G. Capt (Ranmoor)
BARBER M. Capt (Ranmoor)
BELBIN C. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Norton)
BIGGIN G. Pte (Dore)
BIGGIN R. Pte (Dore)
BISHOP H. Pte (C.H. ? Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)
CARTWRIGHT C. Lieut (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
COATES J. Pte (Dore)
COOPER J.S. Lieut (Dore)
DAVIDSON J. Lieut
FISHER T.B. Pte (Totley)
FROST H.D. Pte
GILL G. Pte (Dore)
GREEN J. Pte (Dore)
GREEN J.W. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)
GREEN W.E. Pte (Dore)
GUMMER S. Capt (Abbeydale St. John's)
HALL D. Lieut (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore) (actually Thomas Kershaw Hall)
HANCOCK A. Pte (Dore)
HILL A. Sergt (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)

IBBOTSON C. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
JACKSON C.A. Lieut (Dore)
JACKSON H. Pte (Dore)
MARSDEN W.A. Pte (Dore)
MARTIN R. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)
MILNER R.D.P. Lieut (Totley)   
NEWNES C. Pte         
PANTON A. Lieut (Dore)
PARKER J. Pte (Totley)         
PARSONS H.C. Warr O (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
PATTEN G. Pte (Dore)      
PEAT L.W. Pte (Dore)     
PINDER A. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)        
PYBUS F. Pte (Dore)

PYBUS H. Pte (Dore)
SEED H. Lieut (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
SYKES S. Corpl (Dore)   
TALLENT J. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
TAYLOR E. Pte (Dore)
TAYLOR J.T. Pte (Dore)
TAYLOR W.P. Lieut (Ranmoor St John's)
TODD H. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
TURNER B. Pte (Totley)
TURNER C. Pte (Totley)
WALMSLEY F.W. Lieut (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
WINGFIELD W.H. Pte (H.E. ? Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)

WOLSTENHOLME S. Pte (Abbeydale St. John's and Dore)
WRIGHT S. Sergt.

 

Totley War Memorial WW1
 

Totley War Memorial  (Total 10) 
BISHOP, Colin Hedley (also Abbeydale St. John's)
FISHER, Tom Brown
HILL, Herbert Allan (also Abbeydale St. John's)
GREEN, James William (also Abbeydale St. John's)
MARTIN, Robert Hugh (also Abbeydale St. John's)
MILNER, Roy Denzil Pashley
PARKER, James
PINDER, Albert (also Abbeydale St. John's)
TURNER, Bernard
TURNER, Charles

 

War Memorial, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Abbeydale
 

Abbeydale St. John's War Memorial  (Total 22) 
BELBIN, Clarence (also Norton)
BINNS, Clement S (also Dore)
BISHOP, (Colin) Hedley (also Totley)
CARTWRIGHT, Charles (also Dore)

DAVIS, Harold
GREEN, James William (also Totley)
GUMMER, Stanley
HALL, T K Donald (actually Thomas Kershaw, Donald appears to be an error) (also Dore)
HEAP, Thomas Reginald?
HILL, Herbert Al(l)an (also Totley)
IBBOTSON, Cecil George (also Dore)
MARTIN, Robert Hugh (also Totley)
MASSER, John William
PARSONS, Harold Charles (also Dore)
PINDER, Albert (also Totley)
PROSSER, David Harry (also Norton)
SEED, Harper (also Dore)
TAL(L)ENT, James (also Dore)
TODD, Harold (also Dore)
WARMSLEY, Frank Walter (also Dore)
WIN(G)FIELD, Henry (Edward) (also Dore)
WOLSTENHOLME, Selby (also Dore)

 
Roll of Honour, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Abbeydale

 

Abbeydale St. John's Roll of Honour (including survivors)

ADAMS, C.B.
ADAMSON, C H.
ALLSOPP, G.
ASHWORTH, R.
ATHERTON, G
BAGSHAW, J.A.
BAINBRIDGE, T.
BARDSLEY, D.C.G.
BARDSLEY, J.C.G.
BARNES A.
BARNES, C.R.
BATTY, J.W.
BELBIN, C. (deceased)
BELBIN, E.
BELBIN, E.D
BELBIN, H.
BENNETT, E.
BEST, A.
BESTWICK, B.C.
BINDLEY, L.
BINNS, C.S. (deceased)
BISHOP, H. (deceased)
BROOK, A.G.
BUSTIN, F.H.
CARNELL, A.
CARTWRIGHT, C. (deceased)
CHAPMAN, G.
CHAPMAN, J.
CHAPMAN, J.
COOK, T.E.
COX, R.D.
CROOKS, S.
DAVIS, H.H. (deceased)
DENSON, N.
DRAPER, J.R.
ELLIOTT, J.
FAIRHURST, G.
FAUVEL, L.G.
FLETCHER, L.S.
FOX, J.H.
GARDINER, C.
GLIDDON, F.H.
GOULD, A.H.S.
GOULD, G.
GOULD, W.E.
GRAYSON, C.H.
GRAYSON, R.B.
GREEN, J.W. (deceased)
GUMMER, S. (deceased)
HALL, T.H.D. (deceased)
HANDS, S.
HAWKIN, L.
HAYNES, Jas.
HEAP, E.T.
HEAP, J.L.
HEAP, T.R. (deceased)
HEATH, W.E.
HEATH, W.P
HIBBARD, E.E.
HIBBARD, S.R.
HILL, H.A. (deceased)
HODGKINSON, R.
HOLMES, H.
HOYLAND, W.
HUSSEY, J.S.
IBBOTSON, C.G. (deceased)
IBBOTSON, F.
KING, D.H.
KIRKBY, N.
LAWTON, S.
LEES, W.T.
MARRISON, J.
MARTIN, H.
MARTIN, R.H. (deceased)
MARVIN, E.M.
MASSER, J.W. (deceased)
MATHER, S.
MCCARTHY, C.L.
METHLEY, A.
MIFFLIN, J.
MURDOCK, H.L.
MURDOCK, J.L.
MURDOCK, J.M.
MURDOCK, W.H.
MYCOCK, A.
NEEDHAM, G.H.
NEWSHAM, F.
NEWSHOME, F.
NUNN, B.
PARSONS, E.C.
PARSONS, H.C. (deceased)
PEARSON, J.
PEASE, N.
PERCIVAL, J.L.
PERKINS, C.
PHILLIPS, J.D.R.
PINDAR, A. (deceased)
POULTER, H.
PROSSER, D.H. (deceased)
RADLEY, W.J.
RANNS, H.B.
RANNS, R.H.
ROBINSON, T.B.
ROCKLEY, A.E.
ROLLY, N.
RUDD, G.
RUDD, J.
SEED, F.
SEED, H. (deceased)
SINCLAIR, W.
SMITH, J.W
SMITH, W.
STANIFORTH, A.W.
STEER, E.N.
STUBBS, W.R.
SYLVESTER, B.S.
TALENT, H.
TALENT, J.
TALENT, Jas. (deceased)
TALENT, W.
TASKER, C.B.
TAYLOR, A.S.
TAYLOR, F.H.
TAYLOR, J.
THOMPSON, N.R.
THORNE, L.T.
TODD, H. (deceased)
TRICKETT, D.
TRUSWELL, A.
TURNER, B.T.
TURNER, C.G.
WALKER, W.E.
WARMSLEY, F.H.W. (deceased)
WINGFIELD, H. (deceased)
WINT, J.W.
WINT, T.
WINT, W.
WOLSTENHOLME, B.
WOLSTENHOLME, S. (deceased)
WOODWORTH H.
WRAGG, D.
WRAGG, J.

 

 

 

Dore & Totley United Reformed Church Roll of Honour

Dore & Totley United Reformed Church Roll of Honour (including survivors)

 

BAGSHAW, John A.

COX, George P.
COX, Reginald
FREWING, J. Keith
FREWING, Jasper J.
GLEDHILL, J. Eric
GLOSSOP, William W.

SEED, Harper (deceased) (Dore)

HARTLEY, Henry M.
LOUKES, Douglas H.
MARTIN, Herbert

MARTIN, Robert Hugh (deceased) (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)

MILLER, William O.
NICHOLLS, Edmund D.
NICHOLLS, Eric O.
NORRIS, C.E. Liddell
PARKER, Ernest W.
PERKINS, Cecil
SEED, Francis J.
SIBLEY, H.E. Victor
SINGLETON, James
THOMSON, Norman K.

TODD, Harold (deceased) (Dore)

TOWNSEND, Sydney B.

UNWIN, Ronald S.B.

 

Totley Rise (Wesleyan) Methodist Church Roll of Honour


Totley Rise Methodist Church Roll of Honour including survivors

BAGSHAW, J. Ainley
BARDSLEY, D.C.G.
BARDSLEY, J.C.G.
BROOK, Alec E.
COCKSHOTT, David (deceased)
COX, George P.
COX, Reginald D.
CROOKES,Samuel
DALE, George P.
FISHER, Thomas (deceased) (Totley)
GEE, William
HIBBARD, Ernest
HIBBARD, Sydney
HILL, (Herbert) Allen (deceased) (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)
HILL, Collin
HILL, Roland (deceased)
KELLY, W. Norman
KIRKBY, Norman
MARRISON, John W.
MARTIN, Herbert
MARTIN, Robert H(ugh). (deceased) (Abbeydale St. John's and Totley)
MAWSON, Harold
MUXLOW, J. Wharton
RANNS, Hedley B.
RANNS, Reginald W.
WINT, John W.
WINT, Thomas
WOODWORTH, Herbert

 

 

 

 

Norton War Memorial
ADLINGTON, Harry, Pte.

ALLEN, Albert, L/Cpl.
BARSTOW, Michael, Cpt.

BELBIN, Clarence, Cpl. (also Abbeydale St. John's)

BILLAM, Edgar, Pte.

BIRTLES, Wilfred, Pte

DOWNES, Walter Leslie, Pte.

ELLIS, Vincent, Pte.

GODBEHERE, Herbert, Gunner

HEWKIN, Edwin, Pte.

LOWE, James Harling, Sgt.

MILNER, Horace, Pte.

PERKINS, Oliver, Pte.

PROSSER, David Harry, Sec Lt. (also Abbeydale St. John's)

REANEY, Joseph, Pte.

ROADHOUSE, Arthur, Gunner

ROWBOTTOM, William, Pte.

SHAW, Arthur, Pte.

SHAW, Harold, Pte.

TAYLOR, James, Gunner

WELBY, Glynne Everard Earle, Major

WINGFIELD, Arnold, Gunner

WRAGG, Thomas William, Rifleman

 

 

 

 

Holmesfield War Memorial Holmesfield War Memorial

Holmesfield War Memorial

BOOKER E.T. Pte

BOOKER P.E. Pte
CROFTS F. Pte
CROOKES F. Pte
GREGORY J.W. Pte
HIGGINBOTTOM W. L/Cpl.
JAGGER S. Pte
KNIGHT F.J. Pte
WARD C.H. Pte
WOODWARD V. Pte

 

 

Dronfield War Memorial Dronfield War Memorial

Dronfield War Memorial

ALLEN, Charles

ALLEN, Stanley
BAGGALEY, John A.
BARKER, Clarence
BENNETT, Albert E.
BIGGIN, James L.
BINGHAM, Bertram
BOOKER, Frederick M.
BRACKENBURY, Henry
BRIDGES, Frank
BROOKS, John E.
BRUNTON, Harold
BRUSELL, James
BURTON, Alfred
BUTCHER, Herbert
CHADWICK, Haydn C.
CLARKE, Bernard,
COTTERILL, Frank
CROOKES, Benjamin
CROOKES, Rowland
DRAYCOTT, John G.
EVANS, William
FENNELL, Ernest
GOLDTHORPE, Albert E.
GRAY, Walter
GREAVES, Montague A.L.
HARRISON, Clarence J.
HASLAM, Charles
HERRINGTON, Ernest
HEWITT, Maurice
HIRST, Harry
HIGSON, Herbert F.
HOWARTH, Henry
JACKSON, Charles
JOHNSON, Thomas
LAWLEY, Leonard G.
LEE, Thomas W.
LOMAS, Thomas W.
LOWCOCK, Harry
LUCAS, William H.
MARGERRISON, Fred
MARKHAM, John
MATHER, James
MAWHOOD, Claude
MINTER, Bertram
MOORE, Frank
NAYLOR, Edmund
NAYLOR, William
NEWTON, Leonard
NORRIS, Frederick
PACKARD, Joe
RAWSON, Thomas
REVILL, Arthur
RHODES, Leonard
RODGERS, Charles H.
ROSE, Frederick
ROTHERHAM, Christopher
SHELDON, George H.
SHUFFLEBOTTOM, George W.
SMALLBONES, Russell W. L.
SMELT, Hugh
STACEY, William
STATON, Vaughan S.
STEELE, Sam
TAYLOR, John T.
TURNER, Fred
WAINWRIGHT, Arthur
WARD, Samuel
WATSON, John
WEBSTER, Fred
WEBSTER, Maitland
WHITWORTH, Thomas E.
WOLSTENHOLME, Willis
WORNES, John E.

 

 

Dronfield Church of St. John the Baptist Dronfield Church of St. John the Baptist

Dronfield Church of St. John the Baptist wall plaque

ALLEN, C.
ALLEN, S.
ANDREWS, W.H.
ATKINSON, J.
ASHTON, E.W.
ASHTON, J.
BAGGALEY, J.A.
BANKS, J.
BARKER, C.
BENNETT, A.E.
BENNETT, J.L.W.
BENTON, R.
BEVERLEY, R.
BIGGIN, J.L.
BOOKER, F.M.
BRACKENBURY, H.
BRIDGES, F.
BROOKS, J.E. 
BRUNTON, H.
BRUSELL, J.
BURTON, A.
BUTCHER, H.
CHADWICK, H.C.
CLARK, B.
COATES, J.
COOPER, H.
COTTERILL, F.
CROOKES, B.
CROOKES, R.
DRAYCOTT, J.G.
EVANS, W.
FENNELL, E.
GOLDTHORPE, A.E.
GOULD, A.
GRAY, W.
GREAVES, M.A.L.
HARDWICK, A.
HARRISON, C.J.
HASLAM, C.
HERRING, A.
HERRINGTON, E.
HEWITT, M.
HIGGINBOTTOM, W.
HIRST, H.
HODGSON, H.F.
HOWARTH, H.
JACKSON, C.
JACKSON, F.
JEPHSON, E.
JOHNSON, T.
JUDSON, S.
KNIGHT, J.F.
LAUGHTON, F.

LAWLEY, L.G.
LEE, T.W.
LOMAS, T.W.
LOWCOCK, H.
LUCAS, W.H.
MARGERRISON, F.
MARKHAM, J.H.
MATHER, J.
MATHER, J.T.
MAUDE, H.
MAWHOOD, C.G.
MINTER, B.
MOORE, F.
NAYLOR, E.
NAYLOR, W.
NEWTON, L.
NORRIS, F.
PACKARD, J.
QUAIL, T.H.
RAWSON, T.
REVILL, A.
RHODES, L.
RIDEHOUGH, H.
RIGLEY, N.
ROGERS, C.H.
ROSE, F.
ROTHERHAM, C.
SHAW, W.A.
SHAW, E.
SHELDON, G.H.
SHUFFLEBOTTOM, G.W.
SMALLBONES, R.W.L.
SMELT, H.
STACEY, W.
STATON, S.V.
STEELE, S.
STEELE, W.V.
STEVENSON, H.
TAYLOR, J.T.
THOMPSON, H.
TURNER, F.
UNWIN, R.
VALENTINE, T.
WAINWRIGHT, A.
WARD, E.
WARD, S.
WATSON, J.
WEBSTER, F.
WEBSTER, M.
WHITWORTH, T.E.
WOLSTENHOLME, W.
WORNES, J.E.
WORNES, J.W.
BINGHAM, B.

Other Totley Soldiers who served in WW1 but are not commemorated

AXE H. Pte., Hillfoot, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, wounded in action

CARTWRIGHT, Fred

CRESWICK, Oscar, The Cricket Inn

EVANS, Walter, Hillfoot

STARKE Harold Henry, Pte, Scottish Rifles, wounded

 

 

 

World War Two

Dore War Memorial WW2 plaque

Dore War Memorial
ANGUS, Walter
BOWMER, Harry
BOWMER, Joseph
CHARLES, Rodney
COOPER, Norman
CORNER, John
GREGORY, Ronald
HOPPERTON, Sydney (also Totley)
HORNER, Philip
HUTT, Thomas
LAZENBY, Minnie
MARSHALL, Cyril
NEWSHAM, Douglas
RODGERS, Charles
SIDDALL, Authur
SIFTON, Charles
STONE, Joyce

 


Totley War Memorial
ATKIN, Stephen P/O
DAVIDSON  Malcolm W/O
FOULSTON, William Sgt
GARNETT, J.D. W/O
GLOSSOP, Victor P/O
HOPPERTON, Sidney AB (also Dore)

JACQUES, Ernest Sgt
JOHNSON, Fred Sgt
SEALS, Kenneth Sgt
SHARP, S.P. Sgt
WEBSTER, Kenneth W/O
WEBSTER,  Vincent Sgt
WILKIN, Edna Mary L/Cpl

 

 

Holmesfield War Memorial Holmesfield War Memorial

 

Holmesfield War Memorial

BEECROFT, R.G. Sgt Flt/Eng, R.A.F.
CROOKES F, L/Sgt, R.A.
SHEPLEY, Douglas Clayton P/O, R.A.F.
SHEPLEY George Rex Flt/Lt, R.A.F.
SHEPLEY Jean, F.A.N.Y.
WILSON W. Flt/Lt, R.A.F.

 

Dronfield Church of St. John the Baptist WW2 plaque Dronfield Church of St. John the Baptist WW2 plaque

 

 

Dronfield War Memorial (and Church of St. John the Baptist plaque)

BENFORD, William T.
BENNETT, Alec F.
BETHEL, Charles
BROWN, Cyril
DAINS, J. Kenneth
FARMER, Charlie
GAMBLEN, Douglas R.
GODFREY, William D.
GOLDTHORPE, Thomas J.
GOODALL, William
GRANGER, Peter C.
GREGORY, Muriel E.
HALL, Albert
HALL, Frank
HANDLEY, John W.
HAWCROFT, Derek
HAWDIN, Harry
LOCKETT, Richard
LOWCOCK, C. Harry
MARGERISSON, George R.
MILLER, Fred
MOORE, Arthur
MOORE, Francis
MORRIS, Edward E.
OWENS, Kenneth
PARRY, Noel
RHODES, John
ROBINSON, Arthur
ROE, J. Cecil
SHARPE, William E.
SHELDON, William
SLACK, Newman A.
SLATER, Walter
STANIFORTH, Herbert
STENTON, Charles R.
UNWIN, Arthur
WATERALL, Charles
WATSON, J. Cyril
WHITE, Tom
WILSON, Leslie
WOOD, W. Leslie

 

Latest News

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.

With more people having access to faster broadband and mobile networks, we have uploaded seven full and unedited oral history recordings and also added more short excerpts for you to listen to.

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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