Memories of South WingfieldCan You Help? South Wingfield Local History Group would like people to come forward and talk about their memories of living in the village. Particularly those who have lived in the village most of their lives but also those who now live outside the village, as well as anyone who could make a contribution, e.g. they may have attended the village school or worked in the village. read more..
MAR 28 2018
War Memorial Project and AppealPlease help As a project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, South Wingfield Local History Group (SWLHG) are proposing to erect a war memorial to commemorate the villagers of South Wingfield Parish who died serving in the armed services during the two World Wars. South Wingfield unlike most towns and villages does not have a war memorial naming those who made the ultimate sacrifice, there is just a small generic plaque in the Market Place.
JUN 14 2017
SWLHG leads the way again!EXTREME PICNICKING In the newly created activity of EXTREME PICNICKING the South Wingfield Local History Group once again leads the field after their magnificent effort on the evening of the 14th June at the Belper River Gardens - see the attached pictures.
Despite the Almighty unleashing a downpour of almost Biblical proportions the team managed to travel over flooded roads and rendezvous on time and after wading their way to the bandstand were given an informative talk by Stella Howitt of the Belper North Mill Museum that touched upon the history of the cotton spinning in the area, the Strutt family, the River Gardens and in addition Belper’s nail making history. All this despite nearly losing her voice and with a look in her eyes that suggested she thought she was talking to a group of amiable lunatics.
Then came the food & drink. Not a picnic but a banquet !!. Congratulations to all concerned and special thanks to Carol & Geoff for the tables and the extra chairs. As far as we know everyone made it home and the only problem is how to go one better next year. Possible venues might be :
The tower of Wingfield Manor – tables to be hauled up on the outside - naturally.
The platform of Wingfield Station – without protection from falling debris and passing trains.
Four Lane Ends junction - starting early enough to benefit from maximum peak hour traffic air pollution.
Andie and Philip
MAR 18 2017
Wingfield Station UpdateLatest news regarding the station The latest on the station is that a(nother) Repair Notice has been served on the owner, requiring him to put in place a stipulated list of repairs. He is required to comply with this notice by a certain date, after which a Compulsory Purchase Order will be executed. Watch this space!