Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton 1901 to 1905

Derby Daily Telegraph dated Thursday, 8 March 1901.
A meeting of the Council of this association was held the Baseball Hotel, Derby, on Tuesday night.  Mr. A. C. Brentnall (Riddings), presided, and there were also present Rev. A. Gamble {Ashbourne), Messrs. E. Ford (Belper), W. Wibberley (Alvaston), R. North (Derby), J. Burch(Ripley), S. Rhodes (Seymour), J. T. Hoskins (Chesterflald), A. Wrigley (Matlock), W. H. Camp (Derby), J. A. Delanev (Derby), and the secretary (Mr. M. T. Roberta).  The protest lodged by Poolsbrook against Cresswell the semi final of the Minor Cup was dismissed.  Dexter, of Pinxton, and Skyrme, of Sawley Rangers, were suspended for 14 days, for alleged misconduct on the field.
Brown (goalkeeper), and Drabble (captain), of Palterton Rising Star, were suspended until December 3lst next, the former for refusing to leave the field when ordered to so, and the latter for aiding and abetting.  The club were ordered to pay a fine of 1 by March 17th, or be suspended in default.  There is more information about other clubs misdemeanours.

Derby Daily Telegraph dated Thursday, 23 May 1901.


Mr. Andrew Smith held a most successful show and sale of horses in the Cattle Market on Wednesday.  The first class for cart geldings and mares included 30 entries.  Mr. Grimes, of Palterton, took first prize with an upstanding 6 year old grey filly, and the second went to Mr. W. H. Smith, Ambergate for his bay mare by Prince of Worsley. Mr. B. Thompson's grey mare was reserve.  There follows details of awards at this sale.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 10 August 1901

Albert Riley, a lad 16 years of age. was charged at Chesterfield County Police Police Court on Saturday with feloniously stealing a live goose, value 4s. at Palterton, the property of Geo. Godber, on July 16th. and Hyram and Israel Riley were charged with receiving same on July 28th. knowing same to have been stolen.  Mr Slack, who defended, said that the lad lived about 100 yards away from Godbers home.  The goose had wandered into yard of defendant's father.  Defendant exchanged it with "Billy the Black" for some rabbits.  The parents of the lad had never known anything about the affair and when immediately got to know, the father of the lad went to "Billy the Black." and got the goose back, and returned it to Godber.  His father had thrashed him and considering defendant's tender years Mr. Slack asked the the Bench to bind him over.  Albert Riley was ordered to come up for judgement when called upon and the case against the other two defendants, was dismissed.
My note: At this time, Geo. Godber farmed at Hill Top House Farm and the Riley family lived about 100 yards down the west valley at Nether House.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 10 August 1901

In connection with the Chesterfield Races, a case came up for hearing before the County Magistrates on Saturday and the individual who happened to be caught was Wm. Mc Greevy, who was charged with attempt to pick pockets at Whittington Race Course on July 30th. George Godber who prosecuted, said that he was standing amongst a crowd where one of the many swindlers at the gathering was gulling his audience with the three card trick.  He felt the prisoners hand pass over the front of his waistcoat, and on turning round he saw prisoner, and accused him of attempting to pick his pocket.  Prisoner denied the charge and said that he only knocked against the prosecutor by accident.  He had no intention of picking his pockets.  Prisoner who was an old offender, was sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labour.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 1 March 1902.
In Memorium.  In loving memory of Sarah Hannah (Richards), the beloved daughter of John and Eliza Richards.  Died 26 February 1901, Interred 1 March.  Dearly Loved and sadly missed.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 1 March 1902 and 8 March 1902.
Valuable Freehold Dwelling House and Buiding Sites at Brimmington, in the County of Derby.
Messrs William Watson and Son will offer for Sale by Auction, at the Three Horse Shoes Inn, Brimington, on Tuesday, the 11th day of March, 1902, At 6 for 7 o'clock in the Evening, subject to the Common Form Conditions of Sale of the Derby Law Society, and to such Special Conditions as shall be produced, and in the following or such other Lots as shall be decided at the time of Sale:

Lot no. Description Situation Occupier Area in
sq. yds.
1 Dwelling House Staveley Rd. Brimmington Thomas Richards 92
2 Building site with
old blds. thereon
Staveley Rd. Brimmington Thomas Richards 100
3 Do. Staveley Rd. Brimmington Thomas Richards 299
4 Plot of Building Land Brimmington
Whittington Moor Rd.
Thomas Starbuck 639
5 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 325
6 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 374
7 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 420
8 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 464
9 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 509
10 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 558
11 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 608
12 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 662
13 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 721
14 Do. Do. Thomas Starbuck 859
15 Close of land
for Bulding land
Do. Thomas Starbuck 7445

Derbyshire Daily Telegraph, dated Monday, 18 August 1902.

Fatal Accident at Ilkeston

Early on Saturday morning Levi Richards, 52 years of age. was found with his legs broken at Oakwell Brickyard, Ilkeston, and on the way to the Ilkeston Hospital he died.  The deceased was foreman of the night shift at the brickyard, and was therefore responsible for the working arrangements.  It is supposed that his clothes must have become entangled in the machinery which draws material from the clayhole and that he was dashed against the wall.  He was found under the wheel where the shafting runs.  Deceased leaves a wife and family.

Derbyshire Daily Telegraph, dated Tuesday, 19 August 1902.

ILKESTON. Inquests.

On Monday Mr. Willston held an inquest concerning the death of Levi Richards, who died early Saturday morning as the result of an accident at Oakwell Brickyard, the property of the Ilkeston Colliery CompanyFrederick James Richards, son the deceased, said his father had stated two or three times that he was afraid someone would be hurt at the place or dragged into the machinery, but did not say what machinery was dangerous.  John Hewitt said he found the deceased doubled up and bleeding under the shafting at the top of the clay-hole.  His legs were broken, and his clothes torn.  Richards died on the way to the hospital.  The Inspector of Workshops and Factories (Mr. Rogers) said it would be dangerous to go into the cellar whilst the machinery was in motion.  The jury returned a verdict that Richards met his death from injuries received by being caught in the machinery.
My note:
Levi Richards is part of my family history.  He was the son of Levi Richards and grandson of Samuel Merriman Richards.  They were part of the clan from Awsworth, Nuthall, Strelley, Ilkeston, Radford.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 28 February 1903.
IN MEMORIAM.  In loving memory of SARAH HANNAH (Richards), the beloved daughter of John and Eliza RICHARDS, died February 26th, 1901.  Interred at Brimmgton Cemetery March lst, 1901.
"Time shall not fade the remembrance of her dear face."

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Wednesday, 8 July 1903.

by order of the Trustees and Members of the Palterton Sick Club, by Mr. GEORGE COX, at the Hare and Hounds Inn, Palterton, on Wednesday, the 22nd JULY, 1903, at 5 for 6 p.m., prompt.  ALL that Valuable Piece of FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND, having an extensive frontage to the Main Road leading from Palterton to Scarcliffe, and containing according to the Ordnance Survey an area of 3a. 3r. 2p. or thereabouts, and numbered 493 upon the Ordnance Map, 1899 edition, and now occupied in allotments by Messrs George Elliott, William Elliott, William Harrison, Mark Fenton, Herbert Frith, and Samuel Turner.  The Minerals will be sold with the land.  For further particulars apply to Mr William Elliott, Scarcliffe; the Auctioneer, West Gate House, Mansfield; or to Messrs Bryan and Armstrong. 3764 Solicitors, Mansfield.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 11 July 1903.

PALTERTON Primitive Methodist Sunday School Anniversary.

Anniversary services were held in connection with the Primitive Methodist Sunday School last Sunday.  These took place in Mr. Godbers barn, and were well attended, particularly in the evening.  Mr. S. Peters (Grassmoor) conducted the services.  There were special singing by the choir and children, who sang very well.  The collection for the day amounted to 3..8s..6d.  The school is in a particular flourishing condition numerically.  Mr. Geo. Wilkins is the secretary.  Next Sunday, the services will be continued, Mr. Palmer (Doe Lea) being the preacher.
My note: Mr. John Godber was farming at Hall Farm.  His barn in the farm yard near to Back Lane, Palterton.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dated Saturday, 8 August 1903


Mr C. H. Turner, Palterton regards the outlook as scarcely different from last year.  He observes: In reply to your inquiry respecting the crops in this district, I may say that the hay crop is much lighter than last year, and has been got in good condition generally.  Some splendid quality seeds were harvested previous to the 11th of last month, since then the weather has been hindering fcr making hay. but I don't think much is spoilt.  As to the corn crops, wheat is much the best crop this year, with a good ear, and only wants sun to yield well.  Oats are the worst of the grain crops this year.  Many fields were attacked by slug, and wire worm, and had to be re-sown in May.  Barley is a fair crop, but very much was sown late, owing to the heavy root crop last year, and will be late to ripen.  Previous to the rain in July all spring corn was short in straw but it has improved since the rain, and looks like being a fair crop of straw without getting laid.  All root crops have come along wonderfully during the last few weeks.  Owing to the wet, cold spring, mangolds and swedes were sown two or three weeks later than usual, and at one time did not look very gay, the weather setting dry just when the young plants wanted rain, but I think the root crop may prove very fair.  What is wanted now is plenty of sun, to kill the weeds which have grown apace since the rain came.  In a few instances the wireworm has troubled the swedes, and the rooks have pulled up the plants, making fields patchy.  Potatoes have not done well until now. and everywhere complaints are made of the damage done by crows pulling up the potatoes.  I don't know what will have to be done to remedy the sparrow pest, any fields of corn that are a little forwarder than others, are already showing the effect, of their ravages, and 1 have no doubt that where fields are small and close to villages the crop can be reduced by several sacks per acre.  Harvest will be late.  I don't think there will be any corn ripe in this neighbourhood before the end of the month, if the weather should become favourable.  Live stock have done fairly well, and pastures are good, beef and mutton have kept a fair price, and although the imports of mutton alone into this country for the six months ending June 30 last was over 4,500.000 value, there are still plenty of customers for some good home-fed stock.  Wool has advanced several shillings per tod (28 lbs ) since shearing day, which is very acceptable to the farmer as prices lately have been very bad indeed.  As to the outlook, for the present I don't see that things are much different from last year.  Labour is more plentiful, but the quality is no better.  Local rates are on the increase, and if the Government, had kept on the duty on corn (which never affected the price of bread) and applied the amount to the relief of local taxation instead of making the foreigner a present of it, it would have done some good.
My note: This refers to Cornelius Hufton Turner.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald dated Saturday, 19 September 1903.


William Finney was charged at at the Chesterfield County Ponce Court on Saturday with trading as a hawker at Palterton on June 26th. without having a proper license.  He was fined 1 and costs.  Mr William Hough, an Inland Revenue Officer, conducted the case for the prosecution.

Joseph Sargerson was summoned by Harriett Ward for an alleged assault at Palterton on September 5th.  After hearing the evidence, the Chesterfield County Bench dismissed the case.
George Godber had the coats of a summons to pay at the Chesterfield County Police Court on Saturday for allowing nine swine to stray on the highway at Palterton on September 2nd.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald dated Saturday, 23 September 1903.


At the Chesterfield County Police Court on Saturday, Zephaniah Edward Wharton was fined 1s and the costs for allowing two swine to be astray on the highway at Palterton, on the 7th inst.

At the Chesterfield County Police Court on Saturday, John Ward was fined 2s 6d and costs for using indecent language to the annoyance of residents at Palterton on September 5th.

Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton 1901 to 1905

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