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Remembrance Day 2014


Articles Received


A history of Birley Hay


by Keith Renshaw

A little boy in Ridgeway


by Geoffrey Bennett

Visitor from the USA


by Lane R Ellis

A history of the Phoenix Works

by Tony Rippon

Memories of the Phoenix Works

by Tony Rippon

The Rippon family and its

association with the Phoenix Works

by Tony Rippon

Sybray and Ivor Barker

by Sandra Smith (nee Barker)

Samuel Renshaw

by Charlotte Jackson

Memories of Ridgeway

by Dennis Chown

Stanley (Peter) Slater

by John Bennett

Looking Back

by Annie Stevenson (ne Fidler)

Remembering Ridgeway

by Win Dewsbury (ne Spooner)

Songs and Music by Jim Ghedi Recollections

by Tom Fidler

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Samples of village history from our collection can be seen by clicking on the following links:


From the Court Rolls 1586 Ridgeway Church 1953 Coronation Celebrations Sports Day 1935?
Postal Service c1900 1935 Silver Jubilee (1) 1935 Silver Jubilee (2) Welcome Home Banners
The Barker Family (1) Tennis in 1930 Ridgeway Ladies c1943 The Family of Mark Ellis
1937 Coronation Celebrations The Barker Family (2) The Barker Family (3)  


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