Glossop Area Local Histories index.

This section of the web site contains a number of articles on various aspects of Glossop local history.

Some of the articles were initially written to complement the family history pages on this web site. Others are revisions of articles (written from my own research, using materials from my own collection and my own subscriptions to on-line repositories) initially published elsewhere but since deleted. In order that the information in the articles should not be lost to the public view I have reworked/revised those articles and republished them on this web site.
My aim in doing so is to make information about Glossop's history as freely and widely available as possible.
Some of the articles owe a great deal to the copy of his transcript of Hamnett's articles which Neville Sharpe gave to me many years ago. As Neville said at the time "Mr. Hamnett must have spent years in collecting this information which I feel should be made more easily available to anyone interested in local history. After all, the history of the town is part of our heritage, not the preserve of some narrow academic clique.".

Ancient Parish of Glossop
Outline and Bibliography.

Borough Centenary Celebrations
Centenary Handbook Transcript.
Centenary Carnival Programme Transcript.
Centenary Celebrations 1966 Ephemera.

The Joseph Hague Charity.

Glossop Area Schools, Historical Notes and Photos.
Pioneers of Education in Glossop; Institutes and Friendly Societies.
The Establishment of Hadfield Nursery School.

Glossop's Theatres and Cinemas.
Bankswood - Hadfield's Park.
Hadfield Carnival 1926
The Manor Park Paddle Boats
The creation of Howard Park
Glossop's Musical Past.
Glossop Wakes In Years Gone By.

Facts & Figures
Glossopdale & Longdendale in the 19th Century.
Glossop in 1881/2.
Glossop Town Plan 1954-1971.

The Partington Convalescent and Nurses' Home.
The Story of Shire Hill Hospital.
A Brief History of Woods' Hospital.
A Matter of Convenience.
Annual Report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1899.

The Hadfield Family Farm at Whitfield and Cross Cliffe Mill.
Churn Milk Hall at the Corner of Hadfield Place and James Street.
The Excelsior Works of John Hadfield & Sons, Glossop.
Gnat Hole - a Woollen Mill in a Cotton Town.
Notes on the Mills of Glossopdale.
Relationships Between the Mill Owning Families of Glossopdale.
The Importance of Water to the Mills of Glossopdale.
The Cotton Panic of the 1860s as it affected the Glossop area.
Olive & Partington's Turnlee Mills.
The Bridge Mills Fire, 1899.
How Glossop replaced the cotton industry.
Glossop Before the Cotton Industry.

Landmarks and Events
The Glossop Drinking Fountains.
The Development of Norfolk Square.
The Opening of Glossop Cemetery.
The Lighting of Glossop's Streets.
Glossop's Early Council Housing.
The Demise of Glossop Hall.
The Sale of the Glossop Dale Estate.
Hare Hills, Sand Hole or Pinch-belly Park?
The Relocation of the Grab Alley Foot-bridge.
Glossop's Celebrations of The Coronation of Queen Victoria; Glossop in 1838.
Glossop's Celebrations of The Coronation of Edward VII, 1902.
Glossop's Celebrations of The Coronation of George V, 1911.
Glossop's Celebrations of The Coronation of George VI, 1937.
Glossop's Celebrations of The Coronation of Elizabeth II, 1953.
Peace Day 1919 in Glossop.
Theo Walter Ellison's Glossop Dale Reminiscences.
The Dinting Pit Air-shaft Murders.
Reminiscences of Glossop 1800 - 1850.
Local Events of the Past.
Bumble Foot's Wedding.

Local Poetry
The Flying Serpent Hunt, a Story of Shepley Mill.
The Spire Holly Boggart.
A Derbyshire Fox Chase.
A Merry Story.
Municipal Handbook Transcripts
The Official Handbook of the Glossop Borough Council, circa 1933/34.
Glossop Official Handbook 1948.
Glossop Official Handbook circa 1953.
Glossop Official Guide, circa 1957.

Photos of Glossop
Images of Glossop in Multi-view postcards.
High Street West, Glossop over the years.

Glossop Area Places of Worship.
Rev. A. C. M. White, Vicar of St. Andrew's, Hadfield 1917-1955.
St. Andrew’s Mothers’ Meeting, Hadfield, Golden Jubilee 1943.
Charlesworth Independent Chapel Triple Jubilee Commemoration 1798 — 1948.
Whitfield St. James Church, Centenary 1946.
Religious Nonconformity in Glossop.
Historical Record of Littlemoor Congregational Church 1811-1897.

Shops and Businesses
Number 1 High Street West, Glossop's Noted Corner Shop.
Bank Buildings, Victoria Street and High Street West.
Town Hall Shops, 5 to 23 High Street West.
The First Hundred Years of Banking in Glossop.
The Early Development of Shops and Businesses of Norfolk Square and Henry Street, Glossop.
Market Street, Glossop, The First Hundred Years.
The Early Shops and Businesses of the eastern side of Norfolk Street, Glossop.
Early occupants of the north end of Victoria Street, Glossop; Jackson's Buildings and its predecessors.
An Early History of numbers 1 to 25 High Street East, Glossop.
An Early History of numbers 2 to 26 High Street East, Glossop.
An Early History of High Street West, Glossop, between Market Street and Chapel Street.
An Early History of High Street West, Glossop, between Railway Street and Arundel Street.
Howard Street, Glossop, the first hundred years (approx).
Station Road, Hadfield - Then and Now.
Local Co-operative Societies.
Glossop's Early Local Newspapers.

W. G. Grace in Glossop.
Glossop and District Cricket League 1900.
Tintwistle Cricket Club 1903 (photo).
The First 20 Years of Glossop North End.
Glossop's Sporting Past.

Township Histories
The Hamlet of Charlesworth (including Gamesley).
Chisworth and Ludworth.
The Hamlet of Chunal.
The Hamlet of Dinting.
The Hamlet of Hadfield.
Historical Review of the Township of Padfield.
The Hamlet of Padfield.
The Hamlet of Simmondley.
A Ramble Through Whitfield and Chunal.
Whitfield In The Past.
The Hamlet of Whitfield.
The Whitfield Enclosure Award, 1813.
Longdendale and Woodhead.
Longdendale Historical & Descriptive Sketches, 1863.

Trade Directories
Transcripts of Glossopdale & Longdendale entries from Trade Directories.

Gamesley and Dinting Railway Layouts 1850-1900.
The Waterside Branch Railway.
Park Road footbridge, Hadfield.
How Electricity and Tramways came to Glossop.
Glossop Tramway Connections That Never Happened.
An Early Car Crash in Station Road, Hadfield.

War Memorials
Memorials in the Glossop area and pen pictures of the Fallen.

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Last updated: 25 January 2024