Jan 01

Welcome

This is the blog for our Heritage Lottery Funded project – All Our Stories, the story of everyday people in 18th and early 19th century Whitchurch. Subscribe to our Project Diary for the latest news or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nov 17

Open Evening

Open Evening

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Oct 27

Display Board Launch

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Oct 27

Touring Display

Touring DisplayIMG_4757

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Aug 11

Display Whitchurch Heritage Centre

Some of the work carried out by Whitchurch Museum and Archives volunteers, they have researched and transcribed over 16000 records. Their work can be seen at Whitchurch Heritage Centre. You can search the index on-line here

 

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Apr 11

Poor Relief records uploaded

We’ve been busy transcribing information collected during the project, the latest are the poor relief records. Thought I would share a sample of the information the records hold.

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Oct 19

A Trip to the Metropolis

Four volunteers visited archives in London in the quest for more Whitchurch names

The Lloyd’s TSB Archives held records of depositors from Whitchurch Savings Bank starting in 1818

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry had information on members of two early Whitchurch Lodges which existed between 1786 and 1801

 

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Oct 03

Names Index Demonstration

You can now view a demonstration of the online database, if you have any problems with the user interface please leave a comment.

Search Names Index By Surname

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Sep 05

St Catherine’s Church

Take a look at this 1995 BBC “One Foot In The Past” programme. This shows the interior of one of the Churches included in the Church and Chapel trail we are producing.

St Catherine’s appears at 2:56 – 5:38

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Aug 14

Salop Fire Assurance Company

The Salop Fire Assurance Company records have given us some great information.

Policies were taken out by tenants insuring their goods, and owners insuring their buildings. When buildings were insured the names and occupations of any tenants were also given. It is the names of these ordinary people, that would not have otherwise come to light, that are of special interest to the project.
Below is a list of some of the surnames of people renting property in Whitchurch during the eighteenth century that was insured with the Salop Fire Assurance Company.

 

Overton

T

Thomas

Mr

tenant

Wright

P

Peter

Mr

tenant

Hassall

J

Joseph

Mr

tenant

Cartwright

W H

tenant

Hughes

J

John

tenant

Jackson

S

Sam

Mr

tenant

Dod

Widow

tenant

Brookfield

R

Richard

tenant

Lateward

R

Richard

Mr

tenant

Plimlow

W

William

tenant

Cadman

J

John

tenant

Lucy

tenant

Baslow

J

James

tenant

Bailey

J

tenant

Joyce

J

James

tenant

Kirkpatrick

R

Roger

Mr

tenant

Cartwright

W.H.

W.H.

tenant

Hughes

J

John

tenant

Jackson

S

Samuel

tenant

Dodd

Widow

tenant

Brookfield

R

Richard

tenant

Harper

R

Robert

tenant

Kennick

J

John

Mr

tenant

Smith

R

Richard

Mr

tenant

Parker

W

William

tenant

Jones

A

Anne

Miss

tenant

Newton

P

Peter

Mr

tenant

Cross

T

Thomas

tenant

Ludlow

W

William

tenant

Grindley

S

Samuel

tenant

Kempstic

Mr

tenant

Seaford

Mr

tenant

Langford

Mr

tenant

Wall

Mr

tenant

Russell

R

Richard

tenant

Whalley

Widow

tenant

Pottts

T

Thomas

tenant

Lowe

M

Matthew

tenant

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Jul 29

Did you know that Whitchurch children were apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill ?

A fact-based drama on 19th century life at Quarry Bank Mill has just started on Channel 4.

Our current “All Our Stories” heritage lottery project has uncovered information at Manchester Archives & Local Studies about three Whitchurch children who were employed as apprentices by the Greg family.

1789 – Elizabeth Jones of Whitchurch, Salop – for four years at 9d per week the first year, 1/- the last three years, and food, lodging and clothing

1790 – Robt. Venables of Whitchurch, Salop. – for four years at 1d per week and food, lodging and clothing. At the end of the term he is to belong to Whitchurch.

1792 – Geo. Venables of Whitchurch, Salop. – for three years at 1/- per week and food and lodging.

I wonder what sort of experience they had ?

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