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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 499


Taken 1925

Back Row [left to right]
Harry Jepson [Churchwarden], William Killer [Churchwarden], George Killer, Horace Killer [Organist], Arthur Cordin [PCC member], Unknown, J. Doxey [known as Johnny Egg]

Middle row [left to right]
Joseph Hall [my grandfather], Ebenezer Hall junior, Gilbert Hall, Mrs Doxey [wife of Ebenezer Doxey], J. Doxey [Chorister], Mrs Cottle [vicar's wife], Mrs E. Woodwiss [PCC member], Mrs Buckley [PCC member]

Front row [left to right]
Unknown lady, Miss B. Killer [PCC member], Rev. C.J. Cottle [Vicar], Unknown, A. Barnes [Headmaster], Miss Ann Buckley [PCC member], Unknown

Apart from the three members of the Hall family, all the above assignments were kindly supplied by Mr. Arthur Killer of Blandford Forum, Dorset, who had lived in Middleton as a boy and had been churchwarden of Holy Trinity.

Chris Newall

Middleton Church Committee 1925

Chris Newall writes:
A group photograph taken to mark the dedication of the new vestry and memorial window to Ebenezer Hall at Holy Trinity, Middleton, in November 1925.

Ebenezer Hall had left '... the sum of 2500 to be applied ... in or towards the erection of a Chancel and also of a Tower or a Bell Tower to the said Church and also in or towards the fixing or placing of a stained glass window at the East end of such Chancel and a suitable Bell in the said Tower or Turret ...' [extract from his will, dated 14th September 1905].

These works were completed in 1925 and the church committee met with three members of Ebenezer's nephews to dedicate the new developments in November that year.

Here are the first two photographs taken in Middleton-by-Wirksworth. Both were taken by me, they are copies of the originals which hang in Holy Trinity Church, Middleton. When we visited Middleton for the first time in February 1998 the Rev. Jennie Hayward, vicar of Middleton, very kindly allowed me to take the originals outside to photograph them.

See Base Lead and Shining Silver, a history of the HALL Family by Chris Newall.

Photo taken:1925
Source:"Base Lead and Shining Silver" by C.E.Newall.
The History of the HALL family 1700-1940
of Middleton-by-Wirksworth and Sheffield.
Published by Wild Oat Books 2006.
33 Elm Grove Road, Ealing, London W5 3JH
ISBN 0-9552046-1-5 and 978-0-9552046-1-6

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